CANADA STOCKS-Futures decline after weak economic data

Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:10am EDT
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April 29 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was set to open lower on Friday after data showed that the country's economy stalled in February as activity in the manufacturing and natural resource sectors slowed.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.04 percent at 8:45 a.m. ET.

Gross domestic product fell 0.1 percent in the month, as expected, after increasing for four months in a row, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday.

Producer prices declined for the second month in a row in March as a stronger Canadian dollar helped lower prices of motorized and recreational vehicles, data showed.

Canada's main stock index edged slightly lower on Thursday as losses for financials and other sectors offset gains for gold miners and Bombardier Inc after the company won a large plane order.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.28 percent at 8:45 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.29 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.43 percent.

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