CANADA STOCKS-Futures trade higher on global cues

Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:32am EST
 
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Feb 13 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was set to follow global markets higher on Monday, helped by optimism over U.S. President Donald Trump's tax reform plans and a rebound in certain commodity prices.

Copper hit its highest since May 2015, extending the previous session's near-5 percent surge after shipments were disrupted from the world's two biggest copper mines.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.13 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index powered to a record high on Friday propelled by higher oil prices and expectations of corporate-friendly tax cuts in the United States, while an unexpected surge in domestic job growth also suggested a brighter economic outlook.

No major Canadian economic releases are scheduled.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.25 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.16 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.11 percent.

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