CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open higher after Christmas break

Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:46am EST
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Dec 29 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher start for Canada's main stock index on Monday after a long Christmas weekend.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.46 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET.

No major economic events scheduled for Monday.

Canada's main stock index touched its highest level in nearly three weeks on Wednesday, as rising shares of gold miners offset a drop in oil prices that weighed on the energy sector.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.18 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.14 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.07 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter; The Day Ahead newsletter


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