CANADA STOCKS-Futures little changed as investors await GDP data

Wed May 31, 2017 7:29am EDT
 
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May 31 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a flat opening for Canada's main stock index on Wednesday as investors awaited a report on gross domestic product (GDP) to gauge the health of the economy.

The first-quarter GDP data is expected to show an annualized growth rate of 3.9 percent, up from 2.6 percent in the previous quarter. The report is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.08 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index fell on Tuesday amid broad declines among oil and gas companies, hurt in part by a slide in crude oil prices and political tension in Western Canada over a Kinder Morgan pipeline project.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.10 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET. S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.12 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.27 percent.

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