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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher as CIBC helps drive up bank shares

TORONTO, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday after strong quarterly results from Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce helped boost shares in the financial sector.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 16.05 points, or 0.11 percent, at 15,079.21 shortly after the open. (Reporting by John Tilak; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)