CANADA STOCKS-TSX to open little changed, commodity prices weigh

Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:52am EDT
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March 28 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index looked set to open little changed on Monday, with a slide in oil and gold prices likely to weigh on the market.

Canada is set for a May 2 election after the fall of Conservative government on Friday, though the news has had little impact on its stock market so far. [ID:nN25298098]


* Canadian equity futures <0#SXF:> pointed to a slightly higher open.

* U.S. stock index futures were little changed as foreign headwinds remained in view following three days of U.S. equities gains, suggesting the recent period of volatility wasn't over. [.N]

* European shares edged higher, propped up by technology stocks after an upgrade, though the small addition to last week's rise was expected to be curbed by technical factors. [.EU]

* Asian stocks were mostly in red as uncertainty over Japan and the Middle East tempered gains.


* The Thomson Reuters-Jefferies CRB index .CRB, a global commodities benchmark, fell 0.89 percent in early trade.   Continued...