CANADA STOCKS-Futures little changed ahead of Dec jobs data

Fri Jan 6, 2017 7:43am EST
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Jan 6 (Reuters) - Canadian stock futures were little changed on Friday ahead of December unemployment data.

The country's economy is unlikely to have added any jobs in December, data is expected to show. Trade deficit is also forecast to have widened to C$1.60 billion in November from C$1.13 billion in October.

Jobs data and trade balance data are due at 8:30 a.m. ET.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.01 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index extended its new year rally to a third day on Thursday, as gold miners and other materials stocks rose with higher commodity prices.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.04 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.01 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.05 percent.

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