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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens lower on interest rate hike fears

May 12 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index fell on Wednesday on bets of earlier interest rate hikes and higher bond yields after data showed stronger-than-expected inflation in the United States.

* At 9:32 a.m. ET (13:32 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 48.68 points, or 0.25%, at 19,225.36. (Reporting by Shivani Kumaresan in Bengaluru)

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