CANADA STOCKS-Futures plummet as Britain seeks divorce from EU

Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:03am EDT
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June 24 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a sharply lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday as a decision by Britain to leave the European Union triggered one of the biggest slumps in world stocks on concerns over a broader economic slowdown.

September futures on the S&P TSX index were down 3.25 percent at 7:00 a.m. ET.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 3.05 percent at 7:00 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 3.69 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 3.69 percent.

Canada's benchmark stock index reached a nearly two-week high on Thursday, led by financial and energy stocks after a series of last-minute opinion polls pointed to Britain staying in the bloc.

No major economic events are scheduled for the day.

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