CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens sharply lower after soft U.S. data
TORONTO, April 12 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index dropped sharply at the open on Friday, weighed down by heavyweight mining and energy stocks following the release of unexpectedly soft U.S. retail sales data. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 107.62 points, or 0.86 percent, at 12,373.75 shortly after the open.
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