CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open lower as oil slide continues
Jan 15 (Reuters) - Canadian stocks were set to open lower on Thursday as stock futures fell, tracking global markets as oil prices slipped further.
March futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.48 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET.
Canada's main stock index dropped to its lowest in four weeks on Wednesday after the World Bank cut its global growth forecasts.
Global market were also under pressure after the Swiss National Bank (SNB) scrapped a three-year-old cap on the franc, sending the safe-haven currency soaring and stoking fears about the export-reliant Swiss economy.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.07 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.17 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.0.29 percent.
No economy data is due on Thursday.
Samsung Electronics recently offered to buy BlackBerry Ltd for as much as $7.5 billion, Reuters reported citing a person familiar with the matter and documents. Both BlackBerry and Samsung denied that they were in talks. BlackBerry's U.S. shares, which rose 30 percent after the report on Wednesday, were down 15 percent premarket. Continued...