Feb 14 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index opened flat on Thursday, after a surprise sharp drop in U.S. retail sales in December tempered earlier optimism of a breakthrough in the U.S.-China trade talks.
* At 9:32 a.m. ET (14:32 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 18.58 points, or 0.12 percent, at 15,608.15. (Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by James Emmanuel)
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