CANADA STOCKS-Lower oil prices weigh on TSX futures

Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:02am EDT
 
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April 26 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as oil prices slipped after data showed a rise in U.S. crude inventories.

Crude stockpiles rose 897,000 barrels in the week to April 21, according to the report, defying expectations of a fall of 1.7 million barrels. Data also showed a large build in gasoline stocks, unusual for this time of the year.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.03 percent at 7:25 a.m. ET.

Canadian Retail sales is due at 8.30 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index notched a two-month high on Tuesday, led by gains for heavyweight financial and energy stocks, while shares of lumber companies rallied after new U.S. import duties on the product came out lower than some investors had expected.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.08 percent at 7:25 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.08 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures up 0.04 percent.

(Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)

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