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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises at open on hopes of NAFTA deal progress

Aug 27 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index opened higher on Monday as investors awaited an announcement on the North American Free Trade Agreement as the United States and Mexico attempt to reach a common ground.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (13:30 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 70.97 points, or 0.43 percent, at 16,427.02. (Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru)

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