CANADA STOCKS-TSX may open higher as Ukraine tensions ease

Wed Mar 5, 2014 8:48am EST
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March 5 (Reuters) - Canada's stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday as Washington and Moscow set up talks to ease tensions over Ukraine.


* Russia said it could not order "self-defense" forces in Crimea back to their bases ahead of the first face-to-face talks with the United States on easing tensions over Ukraine and averting the risk of war.

* German sportswear company Adidas warned that weakening emerging market currencies, notably the Russian rouble, would hurt 2014 results and pose a risk to its 2015 targets even as sales are helped by the soccer World Cup.

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