CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures point to a lower start

Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:35am EDT
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Sep 23 - Stock futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday, with December futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> down 0.32 percent at 0730 ET.

Retail sales data is due at 0830 ET.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index declined to its lowest in six weeks on Monday with worries about an economic slowdown in China and a drop in commodity prices weighing on shares of natural resource producers.

But a preliminary HSBC survey showed on Tuesday that China's manufacturing sector expanded at a slightly faster pace in September even as employment fell to a 5-1/2-year low.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.16 percent at 0730 ET, S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.21 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.27 percent.

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