CANADA STOCKS-TSX may open higher, Fed decision supports

Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:37am EDT
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Sept 19 (Reuters) - Canadian stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday, tracking world shares, after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke surprised markets on Wednesday by delaying plans to cut back its massive bond-buying program.


* Oracle Corp forecast sales and profit for its second quarter that fell short of expectations as it continues to battle soft global IT demand and smaller rivals focused on providing software over the Internet.

* Deutsche Lufthansa announced its largest ever order for 59 Airbus and Boeing wide-body jets in a deal worth 14 billion euros at list prices that will see it launch a new version of Boeing's 777 jet.

* Research firm IHS Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results as a major product release and demand for consulting services boosted non-subscription revenue, and it said strong demand was continuing in the current quarter.

* Wells Fargo & Co is cutting 1,800 jobs in its home-loan production business, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.


* Canada stock futures traded up 0.19 percent   Continued...