CANADA STOCKS-Futures point to higher opening for TSX

Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:47am EST
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Nov 26 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher start for Canada's main stock index on Wednesday, with December futures on the S&P TSX index up 0.11 percent at 7.30 a.m. ET.

No major Canadian economic events are scheduled for Wednesday.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index climbed on Tuesday as weakness in the U.S. dollar pushed up bullion prices and shares of gold miners and positive U.S. economic data boosted shares of companies in most other sectors.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.07 percent at 7.30 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.1 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.16 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter; The Day Ahead newsletter


Santander's Mexico arm said on Tuesday that it had agreed to buy around 4.1 billion pesos ($299.8 million) worth of consumer loans from Scotiabank's Mexico unit .

Canada's largest oil sands producers pledged on Tuesday to make their crude less polluting than conventional oil by cutting water use and lowering energy consumption, as environmental protesters move to block new pipelines to ship the product abroad.

Canada's Northwest Territories, including its Arctic islands and the adjacent Beaufort Sea, hold more than 1.2 billion barrels of crude oil and 16.4 trillion cubic feet of marketable natural gas, the National Energy Board said on Tuesday.   Continued...