CANADA STOCKS-Futures flat ahead of inflation data

Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:42am EST
 
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Nov 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index futures were flat on Friday, a day after the index closed at its highest in three weeks and ahead of a report on inflation.

The country's annual inflation rate rose to 1.5 percent in October, bringing the rate closer to the Bank of Canada's 2 percent target, a report is due at 8:30 a.m. ET is expected to show.

December futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.05 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday to its highest close in three weeks as Canadian banks tracked gains for their U.S. counterparts on expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.03 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.07 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.04 percent.

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