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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with resource stocks ahead of Christmas break

TORONTO, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index made slight gains in early trade on Thursday, with the energy and materials sectors rising with oil and metal prices in a shortened session ahead of the Christmas break.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 17.57 points, or 0.13 percent, at 13,302.48 shortly after the open. The exchange will close at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT). (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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