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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher as energy stocks gain

June 16 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index opened higher on Tuesday as energy stocks gained nearly 4% on signs of improving demand for crude oil, while signs of more economic stimulus and rising U.S. retail sales bolstered sentiment.

* At 9:31 a.m. ET (1331 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 342.18 points, or 2.23%, at 15,701.84.

Reporting by Amal S in Bengaluru; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.

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