Nov 5 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index inched higher on Tuesday as a rally in energy shares was nearly offset by a sharp drop in gold stocks as trade-related optimism brought back risk appetite to the markets.
* At 9:38 a.m. ET (14:38 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 8.35 points, or 0.05%, at 16,678.16, hovering at its highest since Oct 1.
Reporting by Susan Mathew in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur
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