CANADA STOCKS-TSX may open higher; U.S. debt deal talks boost sentiment

Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:14am EDT
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Oct 15 (Reuters) - - Canada's main stock index pointed to a higher open on Tuesday after an extended weekend as progress on a deal that could avert an economically damaging U.S. debt default boosted investor sentiment.


* A month of combat in the U.S. Congress over government spending showed signs of giving way to a Senate deal to reopen shuttered federal agencies and prevent a default on federal debt.

* German analyst and investor sentiment rose more than expected in October on signs that the recession in the euro zone was bottoming out, a survey showed, underscoring a brightening outlook for Europe's largest economy.

* Coca-Cola Co reported higher quarterly earnings and lower revenue, helped by strong global sales of its Coca-Cola brand products but challenged by volatility in some parts of Europe.


* Canada stock futures traded up 0.09 percent

* U.S. stock futures , , were mixed around -0.1 percent to 0.1 percent   Continued...