RPT-CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher on commodities, Potash drags

Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:49am EST
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TORONTO Nov 15 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index rose at the open on Monday, helped by firmer commodities prices, but a decline in Potash Corp POT.TO on news BHP Billiton BLT.L scrapped its bid for the fertilizer giant weighed on the market.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 2.13 points to 12,751.37 at the open. It later weakened to trade lower on the day.

($1=$1.01 Canadian) (Reporting by Solarina Ho; editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)