CANADA STOCKS-TSX indicate lower open, Ukraine crisis and China data weigh

Mon May 5, 2014 7:14am EDT
 
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May 5 (Reuters) - Canadian stocks looked set to open lower on Monday with soft Chinese manufacturing data and simmering tensions in Ukraine weighing on investor sentiment.

June futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were down 0.12 percent at 0715 ET.

The index climbed to its highest in almost six years on Friday after higher commodity prices drove strong advances in natural resource shares, offsetting mixed U.S. jobs data.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 0.43 percent at 0715 ET while, S&P 500 futures were down 0.43 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.38 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)

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