CANADA STOCKS- TSX To open slightly lower ahead of GDP
Dec 23 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index could open slightly lower despite rising commodity prices. Monthly Canadian GDP figures are due at 830 a.m. (1230 GMT).
FACTORS TO WATCH
* Canadian equity futures <0#SXF:> pointed to a lower open.
* U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat opening, a day after S&P 500 rose to its highest level since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. [.N]
* European shares were little changed after hitting a 27-month high for a fourth day, with stronger drugmakers on a jump in Novo Nordisk shares offsetting miners that tracked weaker metals. [.EU]
* Asian stocks were mostly down.
COMMODITY PRICE MOVES
* The Thomson Reuters-Jefferies CRB index .CRB, a global commodities benchmark, fell 0.26 percent in early trade.
* Oil prices held above $90 a barrel, close to their highest in two years after cold weather boosted demand and U.S. stockpiles shrank. [O/R] Continued...