March 19, 2020 / 1:43 PM / 14 days ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens lower on virus-driven recession fears

March 19 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index fell at the opening bell on Thursday, as fears of a coronavirus-driven recession eclipsed a boost from a bounce in oil prices.

* At 9:35 a.m. ET (1335 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX Composite index was down 135.07 points, or 1.15%, at 11,586.35. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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