January 7, 2016 / 2:40 PM / 2 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls sharply as energy stocks, banks weigh

TORONTO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index slumped at the open on Thursday, weighed down by losses for heavyweight banking and energy stocks as investor fretted about low oil prices.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 222.30 points, or 1.75 percent, at 12,504.50 shortly after the open. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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