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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens slightly higher, lifted by energy, materials stocks

Dec 12 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose marginally at the open on Thursday, as higher oil prices drove gains in the energy sector, and steadying gold prices lifted miners.

* At 9:33 a.m. ET (1433 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX Composite index was up 14.12 points, or 0.08%, at 16,953.73.

* The energy sector climbed 0.3% and the materials sector, which includes precious and base metals miners, added 0.9%. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)

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