CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures indicate flat open, China data disappoints
April 10 (Reuters) - Canadian stock index futures pointed to a flat to slightly lower opening on Thursday as disappointing trade data from China and industrial data from Italy and France overshadowed indications that the U.S. Federal Reserve would not raise interest rates as quickly as expected.
June futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were down 0.01 percent at 0715 ET.
Canadian new housing price index data is due at 0830 ET
Stocks climbed on Wednesday after minutes from the Fed's March meeting eased concerns that the central bank would raise interest rates before the economy was ready.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 0.09 percent, S&P 500 futures were down 0.15 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.13 percent at 0715 ET.
Goldcorp Inc, the world's second-biggest gold miner by market value, raised its offer to buy Osisko Mining Corp to about C$3.6 billion ($3.30 billion).
BlackBerry Ltd would consider exiting its handset business if it remains unprofitable, its CEO said, as the technology company looks to expand its corporate reach with investments, acquisitions and partnerships. Continued...