April 19 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened little changed on Thursday as losses in telecom and financials companies curbed strong gains in energy shares benefiting from surging oil prices.
* At 9:31 a.m. ET (1331 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX Composite Index rose 3.58 points, or 0.02 percent, to 15,533.55. Eight of the 10 main index sectors were lower. (Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)