March 15 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index opened higher on Friday, led by gains in material and financial sectors, with risk appetite revived by signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks.

At 9:31 a.m. ET (13:31 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 50.93 points, or 0.32 percent, at 16,138.48. (Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

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