CANADA STOCKS-Futures set to open higher as oil prices rise

Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:27am EDT
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March 30 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Wednesday after oil prices rose to near $40 per barrel as a weaker dollar spurred interest in riskier assets.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.77 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

No major economic events are scheduled for the day.

Canada's main stock index rose on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses as dovish comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen helped support gold mining stocks.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.59 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.60 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.73 percent.

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