CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens lower ahead of BoC rate decision

BY Reuters | ECONOMIC | 12/07/22 09:35 AM EST

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged lower at the open on Wednesday as investors kept to the sidelines ahead of the Bank of Canada's interest rate decision.

At 9:32 a.m. ET (1432 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 13.16 points, or 0.07%, at 19,977.01. (Reporting by Shashwat Chauhan in Bengaluru; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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