CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open lower, crude prices slip

Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:32am EDT
 
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March 13 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday, with Brent crude oil's decline likely to weigh on energy companies.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.15 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

February employment change and unemployment rate data due at 8:30 a.m. ET

Canada's main stock index ended higher on Thursday, as a rise in copper prices supported shares of some mining companies, offsetting a decline in the energy sector.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.15 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.17 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.2 percent.

Brent crude oil fell below $57 a barrel on Friday after the International Energy Agency said a global oil glut was building and U.S. oil production showed no signs of slowing. (Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)

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