CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open higher amid hopes for ECB stimulus measures

Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:20am EDT
 
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Aug 25 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Monday as global investor sentiment improved on the prospect of new stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.

September futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were up 0.31 percent at 0715 ET.

No major Canadian data is due for release.

Canada's main stock index slipped on Friday, pulling back from another record high hit earlier in the day on concerns about a further escalation of tensions in Ukraine. Shares of financial and energy companies fell.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.27 percent at 0715 ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.33 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.39 percent.

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

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