CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open higher ahead of employment data
Feb 6 (Reuters) - Futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday ahead of employment data.
March futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.17 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET.
Building permits and employment data is due at 8.30 a.m. ET
Canada's main stock index gained on Thursday as a 4-percent jump in crude oil prices helped energy stocks, while banks also contributed to a more positive tone.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.13 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET on Friday, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.12 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.11 percent.
Royal Bank of Canada and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, two of Canada's biggest banks, looked at buying U.S. lender Boston Private Bank & Trust Co, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Canada and Japan must open their markets to farm imports under a Pacific trade pact, the chairman of a U.S. congressional committee responsible for trade said on Thursday, adding that any country that cannot meet the deal's goals should drop out. Continued...