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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher on easing of Ukraine worries

TORONTO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened
higher on Monday as the risk of a further escalation of the
conflict in Ukraine appeared to diminish, boasting gains in most
major sectors.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 was up 40.75 points, or 0.27 percent, at 15,344.99
shortly after the open.

 (Reporting by John Tilak Editing by W Simon)
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