CANADA STOCKS-TSX poised to open lower, inflation data in focus

Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:21am EDT
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June 20 (Reuters) - Canadian stocks looked set to open lower on the last trading day of the week as investors awaited the country's inflation data.

June futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were down 0.02 percent at 0715 ET.

Investors will closely watch inflation figures as the Bank of Canada has expressed concerns over low inflation. Inflation data for May and retail sales data for April are due for release at 0830 ET.

The index notched its highest ever close on Thursday as gains in BlackBerry, following its quarterly results, and in gold mining shares helped overcome weakness in the broader market.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.07 percent at 0715 ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.01 percent. Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.07 percent.

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