CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens lower as investors await Bernanke

Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:33am EDT
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TORONTO, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Canadian stocks opened lower on
Thursday, following the lead of global markets as investors
awaited a speech from Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke for
signs the U.S. central bank will unveil more stimulus measures
in Canada's main trading partner.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 was down 25.35 points, or 0.2 percent, at 11,984.44
shortly after the open.