CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open higher as crude prices rise

Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:34am EST
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Feb 20 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday after crude prices rose.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.11 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Retail sales data for December is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index fell on Thursday, hurt by sharp selloffs in Goldcorp Inc and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc .

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.05 percent, S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.02 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.11 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter; The Day Ahead newsletter


Canadian base metal miner First Quantum Minerals Ltd reported a 42.5 percent drop in quarterly profit as copper prices plunged to five-and-a-half year lows.

Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline company, said it returned to profit in the fourth quarter as new projects entered service.

Centerra Gold Inc reported a loss for the fourth quarter as the miner produced and sold fewer ounces of gold and took a goodwill impairment charge due to a fall in reserves and resources at its Kumtor mine in Kyrgyzstan.   Continued...