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CANADA STOCKS-TSX inches up as miners gain on higher commodity prices

TORONTO, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index turned slightly higher in early trade on Monday as gains for gold and base metal miners on the back of higher gold and copper prices offset losses for heavyweight energy stocks.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 1.64 points, or 0.01 percent, at 14,953.97 shortly after opening in negative territory. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)