CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open lower, trade data awaited

Wed Aug 6, 2014 7:27am EDT
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Aug 6 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Wednesday after reports of a build-up of Russian troops near the Ukraine border dampened investors' risk appetite across global markets.

September futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were down 0.01 percent at 0715 ET.

June data for Canadian trade balance is due at 0830 ET.

The TSX index declined on Tuesday as sluggish economic data from China and renewed geopolitical tensions in Ukraine weighed on the market.

European stocks fell on Wednesday as nervous investors took refuge in high-rated bonds after reports of Russian troop build-up.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.37 percent at 0715 ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.38 percent. Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.52 percent.

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