September 25, 2019 / 1:45 PM / 2 months ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens lower as energy shares slide

Sept 25 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index dipped at the open on Wednesday, as energy shares came under pressure from lower oil prices but losses were capped by a rise in healthcare stocks.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (1330 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX Composite index was down 23.5 points, or 0.14%, at 16,774.83.

* The energy sector slid 1.1%, while the healthcare sector gained 0.5%.

Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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