CANADA STOCKS-Lower oil prices weigh on TSX futures
Feb 22 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was set to start lower on Wednesday following a decline in oil prices as the dollar strengthened against a basket of currencies ahead of minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's last meeting.
March futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.12 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.
Canada retail sales data for December is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index closed at a record high on Tuesday, with energy shares leading broad-based gains as oil prices climbed, while Restaurant Brands International Inc jumped more than 7 percent after it announced acquisition of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for $1.8 billion in cash.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.06 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.17 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.08 percent.
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