CANADA STOCKS-TSX may open lower, US GDP eyed
Oct 29 (Reuters) - Canada's stock indexes could open lower on Friday as commodity prices fell.
FACTORS TO WATCH
* Canadian equity futures <0#SXF:> pointed to a lower open.
* U.S. stock index futures briefly pared losses in choppy action on Friday after the government said economic growth edged up, as expected, in the third quarter. [.N]
* European shares fell by midday, with mining shares under pressure as the dollar edged up across the board and investors stayed cautious ahead of the release of U.S. third-quarter gross domestic product. [.EU]
* Asian stocks too ended lower dragged by Nikkei down 1.8 percent on signs of sluggish consumer electronics demand in Japan.
COMMODITY PRICE MOVES
* The Thomson Reuters-Jefferies CRB index .CRB, a global commodities benchmark, rose 0.1 percent in early trade.
* Oil fell toward $81 a barrel on a stronger dollar and signs that U.S. economic growth was slack in the third quarter, leaving expectations for monetary easing from the U.S. Federal Reserve unchanged. [O/R] Continued...