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CANADA STOCKS-TSX dips at open as gold miners drag

Aug 23 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index opened lower on Thursday as a fall in gold prices hit shares of precious metals miners, and trade tensions between the United States and China escalated as their new tariffs took effect.

* At 9:33 a.m. ET (13:33 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 1.51 points, or 0.01 percent, at 16,345.83. (Reporting by Amy Caren Daniel in Bengaluru)

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