CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open higher; Scotland in focus
Sept 18 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Thursday, tracking gains in global markets, as voting began in Scotland's referendum on independence.
December futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were up 0.35 percent at 0715 ET.
June data on foreign investment in Canadian securities and Canadian investment in foreign securities is due at 0830 ET
Canada's main stock index edged lower on Wednesday as investors digested commentary from the U.S. Federal Reserve on its outlook for interest rates following a two-day policy meeting.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.33 percent at 0715 ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.37 percent. Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.37 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)
The Canadian government will fine Canadian National Railway Co for failing to meet minimum weekly grain volumes, a spokeswoman for Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said on Wednesday.
Cenovus Energy Inc, the independent oil producer, said on Wednesday it has begun producing oil from the sixth expansion stage of its Foster Creek oil sands project, adding 30,000 barrels per day of new capacity at the northern Alberta site.
Costco Wholesale Corp said it would stop accepting American Express Co cards in Canada from next year as it will not be renewing its credit card relationship, which expires on Dec. 31. Continued...