CANADA STOCKS-Futures point to higher open for TSX after jobs data

Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:56am EDT
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(Updates Canadian and U.S. economic data)

Aug 15 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday after employment data showed 41,700 jobs were created in July, far more than expected.

September futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were up 0.08 percent at 0845 ET, little changed from before the data release.

Canada's unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent from 7.1 percent in June, according to the revised data.

Other data showed the value of Canadian factory sales increased by 0.6 percent in June from May, also beating expectations.

Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday after comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin helped ease worries that the Ukraine crisis could escalate.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.28 percent at 0845 ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.24 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.36 percent.

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