CANADA STOCKS-Futures up as oil prices rise

Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:20am EDT
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April 19 (Reuters) - Canadian stock futures opened higher on Tuesday, helped by a 2 percent rise in oil prices partly due to a workers' strike in Kuwait.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.47 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

No major economic releases are scheduled for the day.

Canada's main stock index rose to a five-month high on Monday as energy stocks rallied after oil pared losses, while mining and financial sector stocks also advanced.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 1.4 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 1.8 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.7 percent.

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