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TSX slips from record high at open as energy stocks drag

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Canada's main stock index opened lower on Tuesday, easing from an all-time high hit in the previous session, after a drop in oil prices dragged down energy stocks.

Nov 19 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened lower on Tuesday, easing from an all-time high hit in the previous session, after a drop in oil prices dragged down energy stocks.

* At 09:36 a.m. ET (1436 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 11.91 points, or 0.07%, at 17,013.2.

* The energy sector subindex .SPTTEN dropped 0.7%, the most among other major sectors, as crude prices extended their decline on limited progress on the U.S.-China trade deal. O/R

* U.S. crude CLc1 prices were down 1.8% a barrel, while Brent crude LCOc1 lost 1.4%. O/R

(Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich)

((Shreyashi.Sanyal@thomsonreuters.com; +1 646 223 8780;))

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