CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures indicate a lower start

Wed Apr 5, 2017 7:47am EDT
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April 5 (Reuters) - Futures pointed to a modestly lower start for Canadian stocks on Wednesday, a day after the main stock index hit their highest in nearly six weeks on gains in shares of mining and energy companies.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.01 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.08 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.11 percent.

No major Canadian economic releases are scheduled for the day.

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