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CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips at open as growth worries linger

Oct 3 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened lower on Thursday, extending its slide to a fifth straight session, as worries over global slowdown kept investors on edge.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (13:30 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 36.59 points, or 0.22%, at 16,274.38. (Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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