CANADA STOCKS-Futures point to a lower start

Mon Feb 6, 2017 7:37am EST
 
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Feb 6 (Reuters) - Stock futures indicated a modestly lower start for Canada's main stock index on Monday, taking cues from oil prices, which were little changed in the face of rising tension between the United States and Iran.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.08 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index gained on Friday as heavyweight banks got a boost from U.S. President Donald Trump's move to scale back financial regulations, while department store operator Hudson's Bay Co jumped on news it is eyeing larger U.S. retailer Macy's.

No major Canadian economic releases are scheduled.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.01 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 down 0.02 percent.

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