December 21, 2018 / 2:38 PM / a year ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher as GDP data better than expected

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Shares in Toronto’s main stock index opened higher on Friday after data showed the economy expanded at a greater-than-expected rate in October, boosted by strength in manufacturing, finance and insurance sectors.

* At 09:35 a.m. ET (14:35 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 20.03 points, or 0.14 percent, at 14,161.

Reporting by Agamoni Ghosh in Bengaluru

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