CANADA STOCKS-TSX may open flat; Ukraine, China tensions weigh

Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:41am EDT
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March 11 (Reuters) - Canadian stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Tuesday on investor caution surrounding Ukraine and uncertainty about China's economic future.


* World stocks held steady, the euro edged down and oil and gold nudged up on Tuesday as traders kept a wary eye on tensions between Ukraine and Russia and the pace of growth in China.

* The European Union will start preparing further responses to Russia's actions in Ukraine if Moscow does not show signs of backing down by the weekend, Germany's Foreign Minister said.

* Bank of England Governor Mark Carney signalled he was not concerned that Britain's economy was close to overheating, despite a strong recovery since last year, putting himself in the dovish camp among policymakers.

* Malaysia's military believes it tracked a missing jetliner by radar over the Strait of Malacca, far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a military source told Reuters.