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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher ahead of BoC rate decision

(Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose at the open on Wednesday, ahead of Bank of Canada's interest rate decision, with hopes of an interest rate cut in the United States getting a boost from dovish comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

* At 9:31 a.m. ET (1331 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX Composite index was up 47.6 points, or 0.29%, at 16,592.81. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru)