March 12, 2020 / 1:40 PM / 16 days ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX plummets as U.S. curbs on Europe travel hits sentiment

March 12 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index plunged 7.62% at the open on Thursday as the United States' curbs on travel from Europe due to the coronavirus outbreak hit risk sentiment.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (1330 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 1,087.27 points, or 7.62%, at 13,182.82.

Reporting by Ambar Warrick in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

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