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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens lower as coronavirus fears hit oil prices

Jan 31 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index fell at the open on Friday, weighed down by losses in energy shares as oil prices fell on rising worries over the potential economic damage from a coronavirus outbreak that has spread to around 20 countries.

* At 09:31 a.m. ET (1431 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 49.3 points, or 0.28%, at 17,441.26. (Reporting by Susan Mathew in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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