CANADA STOCKS-TSX looks set to extend previous session's losses

Fri May 9, 2014 7:26am EDT
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May 9 (Reuters) - Canadian stocks looked set to extend the previous session's losses on Friday as investors kept a wary eye on the Ukraine crisis.

June futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were down 0.17 percent at 0715 ET ahead of employment data due at 0830 .

The index dropped on Thursday as investors took profits in energy stocks after a strong run-up.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 0.13 percent at 0715 ET while S&P 500 futures were down 0.17 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.21 percent.

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TMX Group Ltd, the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, reported a 23 percent rise in first-quarter profit as a recovery in trading activity picked up speed.

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, the country's largest independent oil and gas producer, said on Thursday its first-quarter profit rose nearly three-fold on higher oil and natural gas prices as it boosted capital spending to develop newly acquired properties.   Continued...