REFILE-CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures point to higher open ahead of data, ECB

Thu Apr 3, 2014 8:57am EDT
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(Corrects day of the week in paragraph 1 to Thursday from Wednesday)

April 3 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Thursday as investors await U.S. jobless claims data and the European Central Bank's policy decision.

June futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were up 0.07 percent at 0715 ET.

Trade balance and monthly exports and imports data is due at 0830 ET.

Stocks rose to a nearly six-year high on Wednesday, buoyed by U.S. economic data and a rally in shares of gold miners after the price of bullion advanced.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 0.14 percent, S&P 500 futures were up 0.12 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.18 percent 0715 ET.

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