CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures slightly lower ahead of economic data
Sept 30 - Stock futures pointed to a modestly lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday ahead of the monthly gross domestic product report, with economic growth expected to have cooled slightly to 0.2 percent in July.
December futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were down 0.05 percent at 0730 ET.
Data on gross domestic product and producer prices is due at 0830 ET.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index dropped on Monday, extending the previous week's slide as worries about democracy protests in Hong Kong drove market volatility, pulling down shares of financial and mining companies.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.37 percent at 0730 ET, S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.38 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.64 percent.
Cuba offered to free jailed Canadian executive Cy Tokmakjian in return for $55 million and company assets, his company Tokmakjian Group said on Monday, but the deal fell through because the firm did not have the money and the businessman wanted to clear his name. Continued...