CANADA STOCKS-Futures point to lower opening

Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:35am EST
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Jan 27 (Reuters) - Canadian stocks were set to open lower on Tuesday as March futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.32 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET.

No major economy data is due on Tuesday.

Canada's main stock index edged higher on Monday, up for a fourth straight session, as investors reacted tentatively to the leftist Syriza party's victory in the Greek election and its demands for a restructuring of the country's international debt.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.66 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.55 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.66 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter; The Day Ahead newsletter


Canadian grocer Metro Inc reported a 13 percent jump in quarterly profit as same-store sales rose 3.8 percent, the highest increase since the third quarter of 2009.

Democrats in the U.S. Senate blocked the Keystone XL pipeline bill from moving forward on Monday, but supporters of the project vowed to push ahead and eventually get a vote on the measure.


Gold futures : $1,277.20; -0.17 pct   Continued...