CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures flat ahead of U.S. Fed minutes

Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:52am EDT
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Oct. 12 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a near-flat opening for Canada's main stock index on Wednesday ahead of minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's meeting in September.

The central bank kept interest rates unchanged in the meeting. However, Wednesday's release of the minutes will likely reveal how much of a push there was for a rate hike and the Fed's views on the U.S. economy.

December futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.07 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

No major events are scheduled on the economic calendar.

Canada's main stock index edged lower on Tuesday as a disappointing start to U.S. earnings season weighed, offsetting gains for the shares of energy companies after a move higher in oil prices.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.07 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.04 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.1 percent.

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