CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open lower after Brussels attacks
March 22 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday after deadly blasts in Brussels dampened investor sentiment and prompted a flight towards safe-haven assets such as gold.
June futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.45 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.
No major economic events are scheduled for the day.
Canada's main stock index ended higher on Monday, helped by financial and telecom stocks and by a surge in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc after it parted ways with its CEO and invited an activist investor to its board.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.15 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.24 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.28 percent.
A move by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc to single out two former top executives over its accounting problems is likely a bid to win leniency with government agencies investigating the drugmaker, according to accounting and securities experts. Continued...