CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures point to a lower start
Sep 23 - Stock futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday, with December futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> down 0.32 percent at 0730 ET.
Retail sales data is due at 0830 ET.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index declined to its lowest in six weeks on Monday with worries about an economic slowdown in China and a drop in commodity prices weighing on shares of natural resource producers.
But a preliminary HSBC survey showed on Tuesday that China's manufacturing sector expanded at a slightly faster pace in September even as employment fell to a 5-1/2-year low.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.16 percent at 0730 ET, S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.21 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.27 percent.
A U.S. court ordered drugmaker Allergan Inc to produce board documents related to its strategy to counter a hostile bid by William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management and Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. Continued...