CANADA STOCKS-Weak euro zone data pushes TSX futures higher

Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:28am EDT
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March 31 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Monday after lower-than-expected euro zone inflation data raised expectations that the European Central Bank could ease monetary policy.

June futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were up 0.22 percent at 0715 ET.

Canadian monthly GDP data is due at 0830 ET.

Stocks ended higher on Friday as positive U.S. economic data and hopes of a Chinese government stimulus helped drive up shares of natural resource companies.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 0.29 percent at 0715 ET, S&P 500 futures were up 0.34 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.44 percent.

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