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CANADA STOCKS-TSX dips at open as trade tensions weigh

July 2(Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index opened slightly lower on Friday following a sharp escalation in U.S.-China trade row but stabilizing oil prices lifted energy stocks, keeping losses in check.

* At 9:36 a.m. ET (13:36 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 11.66 points, or 0.07%, at 16,365.38. (Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)

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