CANADA STOCKS-Higher open likely following global cues

Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:52am EST
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Nov 11 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index is likely to open higher with investors bullish after the recent global stock market rally.

Wall Street notched up a fourth straight record close in the previous session and Tokyo's Nikkei hit a seven-year high on talk that a Japanese sales tax increase may be delayed.

No major Canadian economic events are scheduled for Tuesday and trading in Toronto is expected to be thin, with bond markets closed in observance of Remembrance Day.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was little changed on Monday. Declines in the energy and gold-mining sectors, which mirrored commodity prices, were offset by optimism over next week's opening of a trading link between Hong Kong and Shanghai that would give global investors access to China's stock market.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.13 percent at 7:30 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.15 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.19 percent.

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