CANADA STOCKS-Futures indicate a higher opening for TSX
Dec 31 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Wednesday, the last day of 2014.
March futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.23 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET.
No major economic events scheduled on Wednesday.
Canada's main stock closed slightly lower on Tuesday, with a fall in financial and energy stocks partly offset by gains in the materials sector as precious metal prices jumped.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.06 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.12 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.09 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)
As the Obama administration issued landmark guidelines expected to open the door for selling more domestic shale oil abroad, it also likely smoothed the way for more Canadian crude to be shipped through U.S. ports.
COMMODITIES AT 7.15 a.m. ET
Gold futures : $1,196; -0.4 pct Continued...