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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as RBC leads financial gains after earnings

TORONTO, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index turned slightly higher in early trade on Wednesday, helped by gains in financial shares led by Royal Bank of Canada after the country's biggest lender reported a rise in third-quarter profit.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 25.47 points, or 0.17 percent, to 15,010.43. shortly after opening down. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)