CANADA STOCKS-Futures gain as oil prices rise
May 5 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was set to open higher on Thursday, tracking gains in oil prices as a huge wildfire near Canada's oil sands region and escalating tensions in Libya stoked concerns of a near-term supply shortage.
June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.39 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.
Canada's main stock index fell to a two-week low on Wednesday as resource and financial stocks lost ground, while domestic trade data disappointed.
Building permits data is due at 8:30 a.m. ET on Thursday.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.3 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.32 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.32 percent.
Manulife Financial Corp, Canada's biggest life insurer, reported a 45 percent jump in first-quarter earnings, boosted by strong insurance sales in Asia and gains from interest rate movements. Continued...