February 24, 2020 / 2:41 PM / in a month

CANADA STOCKS-Canadian stocks open lower as coronavirus fears spell risk-off mood

Feb 24 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index fell on Monday as fears over a potential coronavirus pandemic, following a spike in cases outside China, prompted a sale of risk-heavy assets.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (1430 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 375.42 points, or 2.1%, at 17,468.11.

Reporting by Ambar Warrick in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli

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