CANADA STOCKS-Stock futures point to higher open for TSX

Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:16am EDT
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Sept 12 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday with September futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> up 0.13 percent at 0715 ET.

No major Canadian economic data is due.

Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday as energy producers and other resource stocks bounced back from a recent slide despite lingering weakness in the price of underlying commodities.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.02 percent at 0715 ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.01 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.01 percent.

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COMMODITIES AT 0715 ET   Continued...