CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open lower ahead of BoC rate decision

Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:55am EDT
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Oct 22 - Stock futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Wednesday ahead of Bank of Canada's rate decision due at 1000 ET.

December futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.18 percent at 0800 ET.

Retail sales data is due at 0830 ET.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index recorded its fourth straight session of gains on Tuesday with higher oil prices lifting shares of energy producers and the likelihood of new European Central Bank stimulus measures bolstering sentiment.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.06 percent at 0800 ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.10 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.04 percent.

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