CANADA STOCKS-TSX may may open higher, jobs eyed
July 6 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index looked set to open slightly higher after Thursday's share price fall, while focus remains on U.S. and Canadian jobs figures that are expected to show tepid growth.
* U.S. employers likely quickened the pace of hiring last month but not enough to allay worries that Europe's debt crisis is shifting the economy into low gear.
* Italy's cabinet approved spending cuts worth 4.5 billion euros ($5.57 billion) this year, heading off an impending sales tax increase
* The head of the International Monetary Fund expressed concern about a deterioration in the global economy, saying the outlook has become more worrying as developed and big emerging nations show signs of slowing down.
* Soaring sales of the Galaxy smartphone drove record quarterly profit of $5.9 billion at Samsung Electronics, although the South Korean tech giant is sweating over how Europe's debt crisis is denting demand in its biggest market for televisions and home appliances.
* Canadian oil and gas producer Pengrowth Energy Corp cut its monthly dividend by 43 percent to 4 Canadian cents on weak oil and gas prices, its first cut since November 2009.
* Canada stock futures traded up 0.06 percent Continued...