CANADA STOCKS-TSX poised to open flat, U.S. job growth below expectations

Fri Aug 1, 2014 9:06am EDT
 
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Aug 1 (Reuters) - Canadian stocks looked set to open little changed on the last trading day of the week after data showed U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in July.

September futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were unchanged at 0855 ET after a drop on Thursday when markets were jolted by Argentina's debt default.

Other data on Friday showed that U.S. consumer spending rose for a fifth straight month in June.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.13 percent at 0855 ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.13 percent. Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.05 percent.

August data for Canadian manufacturing PMI is due at 0930 ET.

Canadian markets will be closed for a holiday on Monday.

(Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)   Continued...