CANADA STOCKS-Futures indicate positive opening for TSX in 2015
Jan 2 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday, the first trading day of 2015.
March futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.56 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET.
RBC manufacturing PMI data for December is due at 8.30 a.m. ET.
Canada's main stock index closed little changed after a choppy session on Wednesday, but it ended 2014 in positive territory despite a precipitous slide in oil prices that hit the resource-heavy index hard in the second half of the year.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.41 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.37 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.39 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)
Chile's Supreme Court has declined to hear Barrick Gold Corp's appeal of a lower court's decision involving fines imposed on its Pascua-Lama project by the country's environmental regulator, the company said.
COMMODITIES AT 7.15 a.m. ET
Gold futures : $1,181.60; -0.2 pct Continued...