CANADA STOCKS-Futures point to lower start for TSX
Feb 25 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a lower start for Canada's main stock index on Wednesday, a day after weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings from Bank of Montreal dragged down the index.
March futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.24 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.
No major economic events are scheduled for the day.
Canada's main stock index fell on Tuesday as a decline in oil and gas shares and a drop in Bank of Montreal offset optimism spurred by comments by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on monetary policy direction.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.05 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday, S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.15 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.19 percent.
Royal Bank of Canada, the country's biggest lender, said quarterly net profit jumped 17 percent, helped by gains in its personal and commercial banking and capital markets businesses. Continued...