CANADA STOCKS-Futures rise as oil hits 18-month high

Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:35am EST
 
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Dec 12 (Reuters) - Futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index, which hit a 19-month high last week, as oil prices surged on Monday.

Oil prices jumped to their highest since July 2015 after OPEC and some of its rival producers agreed to cut output to tackle global glut and boost prices.

December futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.16 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index barely extended a 19-month high on Friday, jumping 1.7 percent over the week, as heavyweight energy and bank stocks gained with rising oil prices and bond yields while mining losses eclipsed broad gains.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.1 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were flat and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.39 percent.

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