CANADA STOCKS-Futures flat after U.S. missile strike on Syria

Fri Apr 7, 2017 7:51am EDT
 
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April 7 (Reuters) - Futures on Canada's main stock index were little changed on Friday as investors turned cautious after the United States fired missiles at a Syrian government airbase.

Oil prices hit a one-month high after the attacks, which raised concerns that the conflict could spread in the oil-rich region.

Investors are also awaiting the Canadian monthly jobs report, due at 8:30 a.m. ET. The report is expected to show the country added just 5,000 jobs in March, after a strong February, when the economy added 15,300 jobs.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.02 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

The Ivey Purchasing Managers Index data for March is scheduled for release at 10 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index climbed modestly on Thursday, helped by energy and financial stocks, but the market was mostly subdued ahead of a big meeting between the United States and China, and employment data due on Friday.

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 0.01 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.01 percent.

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