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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher on trade deficit data, gains in materials

June 6 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index opened slightly higher on Thursday, after the country’s trade deficit shrunk, the latest sign the economy is recovering from a slowdown, with rising gold prices boosting the materials sector.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (1330 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX Composite index was up 24.71 points, or 0.15%, at 16,237.37. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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