CANADA STOCKS-Futures little changed as oil prices slip
Feb 8 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as oil prices dipped on higher U.S. crude inventories and a slump in Chinese demand.
March futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.05 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.
Canada's housing starts annualized data is scheduled for release at 8:15 a.m. ET, while TR IPSOS PCSI data for February is due at 11:00 am ET.
Canada's main stock index rose on Tuesday, with gains among heavyweight financial stocks on talk of a U.S. interest rate hike in March offsetting losses for shares of energy companies as oil prices weighed.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.06 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.01 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.06 percent.
Disruptions at the world's two biggest copper mines by strikes and other issues this week are threatening to reduce global supplies of the metal, pushing benchmark prices back towards their highest levels for the year so far. BHP Billiton said it would halt output in Chile at its Escondida mine. Freeport-McMoRan Inc warned it will scale back output at its Grasberg mine in Indonesia. Continued...