CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open lower
Feb 17 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday.
March futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.15 percent at 7:35 a.m. ET.
Securities Canadian data for December is due at 8:30 a.m. ET
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose to its highest level in almost five months on Friday as robust oil prices helped boost the energy sector, offsetting a decline in TransCanada Corp after the pipeline company reported quarterly results.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.03 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.16 percent, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.06 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)
Restaurant Brands International Inc, formed out of Burger King's takeover of Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons last year, reported a net loss in its first quarterly results after the merger.
Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, the Canadian property and casualty insurer run by contrarian investor Prem Watsa, said it would buy Brit Plc for about $1.88 billion to become one of the top five underwriters on the Lloyd's of London market. Continued...