May 9, 2019 / 1:40 PM / 4 months ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens lower as U.S.-China trade tensions mount

May 9 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell at the open on Thursday, as anxious investors awaited the outcome of U.S.-China trade talks amid signs that negotiations were turning sour as Washington readies tariffs on Chinese goods.

At 9:30 a.m. ET (13:30 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 81.75 points, or 0.5 percent, at 16,315.65. (Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

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