CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher on trade deal hopes, higher oil prices

Dec 4 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index opened higher on Wednesday, tracking gains in global stocks, after a report that Washington and Beijing were close to a preliminary trade deal, while higher oil prices boosted energy shares.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (14:31 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 17.56 points, or 0.1%, at 16,909.74. (Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

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