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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher as gold prices gain

Aug 18 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index opened higher on Tuesday, boosted by gold miners after prices of the yellow metal climbed as a weakening dollar drove investors holding other currencies to the safe-haven asset.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (1330 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 34.9 points, or 0.21%, at 16,691.02.

Reporting by Shivani Kumaresan in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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