CANADA STOCKS-TSX looks set to open little changed, U.S. jobs data in focus
May 2(Reuters) - Canadian stocks looked set for a slightly higher to flat opening on Friday, with all eyes on the U.S. monthly job numbers.
June futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were up 0.04 percent at 0715 ET.
The index edged higher on Thursday as gains in Manulife Financial Corp and Catamaran Corp helped to offset a decline in shares of Bombardier Inc after those companies reported results.
U.S. hiring is expected to have increased at its quickest pace in five months in April, which would bolster hopes of a strong rebound in economic activity in the second quarter.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 0.02 percent at 0715 ET, while S&P 500 futures were up 0.07 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.10 percent.
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