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CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips at open after inflation data

Aug 17 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index fell on Friday, led by financial stocks as investors gauged the much stronger-than-expected inflation data for pace of interest rate hikes by the Bank of Canada.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (13:30 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 16.55 points, or 0.1 percent, at 16,209.1. (Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru)

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