CANADA STOCKS-TSX seen opening flat to slightly lower ahead of Fed meeting

Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:34am EDT
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March 18 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a flat-to-lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday as investors remained on edge about the East-West standoff over Crimea and awaited results from the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting starting later in the day.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.05 percent at 0715 ET.

Monthly manufacturing sales data is due at 0830 ET

The S&P TSX index closed little changed on Monday as a peaceful conclusion of the referendum in Crimea drove gains in some sectors, but the perceived easing of tension in the region weighed on the bullion price and sent gold-mining shares lower.

Dow Jones industrial average futures were flat, S&P 500 futures were down 0.18 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.12 percent at 0715 ET.

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