CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures indicate a slightly higher start

Mon Apr 3, 2017 7:36am EDT
 
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April 3 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was set for a modestly higher start on Monday as oil prices steadied with upbeat Asian economic data offsetting the impact from a rebound in Libyan oil production.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.05 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

The Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' index (PMI), a measure of manufacturing business conditions, is scheduled for release at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index ended slightly lower on Friday, weighed by financial and railway companies, though better-than-expected results from BlackBerry offset some of the losses as its stock surged.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.02 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.01 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.06 percent.

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