CANADA STOCKS-Futures jump after U.S. jobs data

Fri Sep 2, 2016 9:08am EDT
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(Updates with U.S., Canada data)

Sept 2 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday after data showed U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in August, which could rule out a U.S. interest rate increase this month.

Also, Canada's trade deficit in July unexpectedly shrank to C$2.49 billion ($1.90 billion) from a record C$3.97 billion in June as exports jumped 3.4 percent and imports stagnated.

September futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.30 percent at 8:45 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday, led by gold mining stocks, after weak U.S. manufacturing data tempered expectations for Federal Reserve interest hikes.

Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures were up 0.24 percent at 8:45 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.23 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.37 percent.

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