CANADA STOCKS-Futures point to lower open for TSX

Tue Oct 7, 2014 7:39am EDT
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Oct 7 (Reuters) - 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 0.34 percent at 0720 ET.

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The index dipped on Monday as energy and industrial sector shares declined, extending the previous week's drop.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.34 percent at 0720 ET while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.33 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.31 percent.

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Malaysian state-owned energy company Petronas said on Monday it could delay its planned $11 billion liquefied natural gas plant on Canada's Pacific Coast by up to 15 years unless it can reach a favorable tax deal by month's end.

Canada's Lundin Mining Corp will buy Freeport-McMoRan Inc's 80 percent stake in the Candelaria copper mining operation in Chile for at least $1.8 billion, more than doubling its copper output.

COMMODITIES AT 0720 ET   Continued...