CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures rise ahead of July employment figures
Aug 5 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday as investors keenly await employment figures for July as well as U.S. payroll data.
September futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.18 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.
Employment figures for July and trade deficit data for June are due at 8:30 a.m. ET. The Canadian economy is expected to have added 10,000 jobs in July. The seasonally adjusted Ivey Purchasing Managers Index is also expected at 10:00 a.m. ET.
Canada's main stock index notched a gain on Thursday as surging oil prices boosted energy stocks, while poor earnings hurt insurer Manulife Financial Corp and the exit of a major investor weighed on Canadian Pacific Railway's stock.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.17 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.23 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.21 percent.
Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier Inc reported a slightly bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as revenue fell in its business jets unit and margins weakened in its commercial aircraft division. Continued...