REFILE-CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open higher, CPI and retail data eyed

Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:38am EDT
 
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(Adds time for commodity prices)

March 21 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday as investors awaited inflation and retail sales data.

June futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were up 0.28 percent at 0715 ET.

CPI and retail sales figures are due at 0830 ET

Banks led stocks higher on Thursday as investors bet on higher U.S. interest rates and a continuing recovery in the U.S. economy. In her first press conference as chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen on Wednesday indicated that the first increase in rates could come in the first half of next year.

Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.31 percent At 0715 ET, S&P 500 futures were up 0.26 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.26 percent.

(Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)

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