TSX set to open higher as Greece pessimism fades

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(Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Wednesday, tracking gains in Asia and Europe, as pessimism over the Greek deal saga faded.

March futures on the S&P TSX index SXFc1 were up 0.19 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Wholesale trade data is due at 8:30 a.m. ET. ECONCA

Canada's main stock index edged higher on Tuesday as a jump in Restaurant Brands International Inc (QSR.TO: Quote), following the fast-food chain's quarterly report, helped offset declines in the natural resource sectors after commodity prices weakened.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures 1YMc1 were up 0.04 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday, while S&P 500 e-mini futures ESc1 were down 0.02 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures NQc1 were up 0.07 percent.

(Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)

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