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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens lower as energy stocks fall on weak crude

May 17 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index opened lower on Monday, as energy stocks tracked weakness in crude prices sparked by fresh COVID-19 outbreaks across Asia, while sentiment across global markets was subdued on inflation pressures.

* At 09:32 a.m. ET (13:32 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 29.99 points, or 0.15%, at 19,336.7.

Reporting by Shivani Kumaresan in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi

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