CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises at open as oil price climbs
* TSX up 0.53 percent at 10,444.65
* Energy sector climbs 1.2 percent as oil rises
* Choppy week expected due to market holidays
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By Jennifer Kwan
TORONTO, June 29 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index shot higher on Monday morning as rising oil prices boosted the index's big energy sector.
A mix of energy and financial names led the Toronto index higher, including Suncor Energy (SU.TO: Quote), up 2.5 percent at C$35.76, and Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO: Quote), which climbed 1.7 percent to C$43.74.
The broader energy sector was up 1.2 percent as the price of oil CLc1, a key Canadian export, rose toward $70 a barrel after Nigeria's main militant group said it attacked a Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L: Quote) oil platform.
The news outweighed a bearish forecast on oil demand from the International Energy Agency. [ID:nSYD480539] Continued...