CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open higher; U.S. inflation data awaited
Aug 19 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday, ahead of U.S. inflation data.
September futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were up 0.15 percent at 0715 ET.
Canada's main stock index hit a two-week high on Monday as concerns eased that the Ukraine crisis may expand into a broader conflict, sending up shares in most major sectors.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.21 percent at 0715 ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.13 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.17 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)
Canadian retailer Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc and China's Tencent Holdings Ltd are among suitors shortlisted to buy a $16 billion minority stake in China's Sinopec Sales, the world's largest fuel retail network, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday it had created a new unit to house what many consider to be among its most promising assets - cryptographic applications, its QNX embedded software and Project Ion platform for connecting devices.
The Canadian province of British Columbia said on Monday it had ordered an independent review of all tailings ponds at every permitted mine in the province in the wake of a major spill at Imperial Metals Corp's Mount Polley mine. Continued...