CANADA STOCKS-Futures up ahead of inflation data

Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:22am EDT
 
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June 17 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday, ahead of the inflation data.

Canada's annual inflation rate is expected to have fallen to 1.6 percent in May, comfortably below the Bank of Canada's 2 percent target. The data is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.

September futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.25 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index fell on Thursday as energy and mining stocks dragged due to lower oil prices and a reversal in bullion following the suspension of campaigning for Britain's European Union referendum after a lawmaker was shot dead.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.08 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.13 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.05 percent.

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