CANADA STOCKS-Futures indicate lower start, focus on Hong Kong unrest

Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:28am EDT
 
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Sept 29 - Tracking weakness in global markets, Canada's main stock index looked set for a lower start on Monday as pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong weighed on Asia exposed stocks.

December futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were down 0.31 percent at 0715 ET.

No major economic events are scheduled.

Canada's main stock index jumped in choppy trading on Friday, recovering from a sharp selloff the previous session, as U.S. economic data helped drive gains.

The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years in the second quarter with all sectors contributing to the jump in output in a bullish signal for the rest of the year.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.53 percent at 0715 ET, S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.54 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.54 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)

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