CANADA STOCKS-TSX may retreat after surge; oil, metals weak
TORONTO, March 24 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index could open lower on Tuesday after surging more than 5 percent in the previous session and as weakness in commodities pressure the resource-laden market.
World stocks .MIWDOOOOOPUS continued to climb on Tuesday on optimism lingering from the previous session on a U.S. plan to purge toxic assets from the banks' balance sheets. [ID:nLO289300]. However, U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open. [ID:nLO103515]
On Monday, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 452.16 points, or 5.32 percent, to close at 8,958.51. This was its highest close in six weeks as a massive takeover of Petro-Canada PCA.TO and a U.S. plan to rid banks of toxic assets helped boost sentiment.
Here is some of the news that could affect the market:
HUDBAY MINERALS INC HBM.TO
HudBay Minerals Inc said on Monday its board of directors resigned and will be replaced by a slate put forward by dissident shareholder SRM Global Master Fund. [ID:nN23299874]
TEMBEC INC TMB.TO
Canadian forest products company Tembec announced a temporary curtailment of operations in the Kapuskasing region, which will affect about 510 employees at its sawmill, newsprint and forestry operations. [ID:nN24326319]
SUNCOR ENERGY SU.TO, PETRO-CANADA PCA.TO Continued...