August 16, 2019 / 1:46 PM / 3 months ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher as technology shares rise, slowdown worries ease

(Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose at open on Friday, helped by gains in technology stocks, as expectations of further stimulus from central banks globally offset concerns of a global economic slowdown.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (1330 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 52.16 points, or 0.33%, at 16,064.69. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru)

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