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CANADA STOCKS-TSX edges higher as housing starts point to recovery

July 9 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index opened slightly higher on Thursday as housing starts rose more than expected in June, bolstering hopes of a post-pandemic economic rebound.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (13:30 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 3.5 points, or 0.02%, at 15,632.69. (Reporting by Shivani Kumaresan in Bengaluru; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.)

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