CANADA STOCKS-TSX may open lower, U.S. elections awaited

Mon Nov 5, 2012 8:40am EST
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Nov 5 (Reuters) - Canadian stock futures pointed to a lower open on Monday, in line with global markets, as investors remained cautious ahead of Tuesday's U.S. presidential election.


* Silver Wheaton Corp's third-quarter profit fell $119.7 million, or 34 cents per share, from $135 million, or 38 cents per share, a year earlier.

* A U.S. fine for anti-money laundering rule breaches could cost HSBC significantly more than $1.5 billion and is likely to lead to criminal charges, Europe's biggest bank said.

* Leading world economies pressed the United States on Sunday to act decisively to avert a rush of spending cuts and tax hikes, warning that the so-called fiscal cliff is the biggest short-term threat to global growth.

* Toyota Motor Corp nudged its full-year net profit forecast up to $9.7 billion, even as it put the cost of recent anti-Japanese protests and a slowing economy in China, the world's biggest autos market, at lost sales of 200,000 cars.

* Time Warner Cable Inc, the second largest U.S. cable operator, reported a quarterly profit that missed estimates as a continuing decline in video subscribers offset rising demand for its high-speed internet services.


* Canada stock futures traded down 0.13 percent   Continued...