CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open lower

Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:36am EST
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Dec 22 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday even as crude oil prices edged up from multi-year lows.

Oil prices rose slightly to retreat from 11-year lows as investors closed bearish positions ahead of the year-end holiday but global oversupply capped gains.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.26 percent at 7:30 a.m. ET.

No major economic events are scheduled for the day.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended little changed on Monday as energy stocks gave up early gains, but investors scooped up shares in safe-haven sectors such as consumer staples and healthcare, while gold producers climbed.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.04 percent at 7:30 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.04 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.15 percent.

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