CANADA STOCKS-TSX may open higher; helped by firmer gold price

Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:38am EST
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Nov 28 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index pointed to a higher open on Thursday, helped by a rise in the price of gold, which snapped a two-day decline as signs of physical demand emerged from Chinese buyers.


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* Canada stock futures traded up 0.3 percent

* European shares, were up   Continued...