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Healthcare, tech stocks pull TSX higher in choppy trade

(Reuters) -Canada’s main stock index inched up in choppy trading on Monday, lifted by healthcare and tech stocks, although the gains were limited as investors feared that aggressive central bank policy tightening could trigger a potential global economic downturn. At 09:53 a.m. ET (13:53 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 16.28 points, or 0.09 percent, at 18,497.26 after slumping for four straight days. Healthcare sector, which comprises cannabis companies, jumped 3.4% to provide the biggest boost to the TSX.

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