CANADA STOCKS-Futures up as oil prices rise

Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:25am EDT
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April 27 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Wednesday as oil prices touched their highest levels in 2016, driven by a falling dollar and evidence of declining U.S. supply.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.01 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

No major economic events are scheduled for the day.

Canada's benchmark stock index edged higher on Tuesday as a jump in oil prices supported energy stocks, while the materials group also advanced, offsetting deep losses for one of the country's major railway stocks.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.27 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.31 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 1.14 percent.

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