REFILE-CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures lower after Trump's healthcare setback

Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:48am EDT
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March 27 (Reuters) - Canadian stock futures slipped on Monday as investors fretted over U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to push through his agenda of tax cuts and fiscal spending after his party pulled the healthcare reform bill on Friday.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.19 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.63 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.78 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.69 percent.

Canada's main stock edged higher on Friday, led by consumer-related stocks, while U.S. approval of the Keystone XL pipeline gave TransCanada Corp a boost before some gains were pared. (Morning News Call newsletter here ; The Day Ahead newsletter here)


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