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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens lower as concerns over jump in COVID-19 infections weigh

July 5 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index eased on Monday as concerns over a rise in coronavirus infections globally led investors hold back on trades, while Brookfield Business Partners jumped after it announced the takeover of a U.S. based car parts maker for $3.4 billion.

Brookfield Business Partners LP rose 2% after it said it would acquire U.S. car parts maker DexKo Global Inc from private equity firm KPS Capital Partners LP for $3.4 billion.

* At 9:31 a.m. ET (13:31 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 13.86 points, or 0.07%, at 20,212.25. (Reporting by Shashank Nayar in Bengaluru, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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