March 27 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index opened lower for the first time in four sessions on Friday, as concerns over the rapidly spreading coronavirus outweighed optimism around a stimulus package.
Also hurting the main index was a 5% decline in oil prices that weighed on energy stocks.
At 9:31 a.m. ET (1331 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX Composite index was down 512.55 points, or 3.83%, at 12,858.62. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)