CANADA STOCKS-Futures up after better-than-expected GDP data

Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:11am EDT
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Sept 30 (Reuters) - Futures on Canada's main stock index pointed to a higher opening after data showed that the country's economy got off to a stronger-than-expected start in the third quarter.

The economy was helped by a rebound in oil and gas extraction that had been disrupted by wildfires in Alberta earlier this year, data from Statistics Canada showed.

December futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.12 percent at 8:45 a.m. ET.

Canadian producer prices fell 0.5 percent in August, according to Statistics Canada data.

Canada's main stock index rose to a one-week high on Thursday as energy stocks added to sharp gains from one day before on a surprise agreement by OPEC to cut crude output.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.08 percent at 8:45 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.12 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.06 percent.

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