CANADA STOCKS-Futures indicate lower start as oil continues slide
Jan 5 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a lower start for Canada's main stock index on Monday as oil prices dropped to fresh five-and-a-half-year lows.
March futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.23 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET.
No major economic data is scheduled for the day.
Canada's main stock index rose on Friday, boosted by modest gains in materials stocks in the first session of 2015 even as crude oil prices continued to slide.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.23 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.24 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.21 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)
Canada-based Yamana Gold Inc said it would seek the annulment of an Argentine court-appointed arbitrator's assessment that the company should pay $244 million to a director of Samco Gold Ltd.