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(Corrects headline to show China move was to hike bank reserve requirements not rates)
TORONTO, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index opened lower on Friday as news that China's central bank was taking steps to battle inflation weighed on markets.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE fell 36.88 points, or 0.29 percent, 12,833.13 at the open.
$1=$1.01 Canadian Reporting by Solarina Ho; editing by Jeffrey Hodgson