CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures up as weak U.S. dollar lifts commodities

Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:36am EDT
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March 24 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday as a weaker U.S. dollar supported commodity prices.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.21 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

No major economic events are scheduled.

Canada's main stock index posted a small gain on Monday, helped by strength in natural resource shares as they benefited from higher commodity prices.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.21 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.16 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.17 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter; The Day Ahead newsletter


Diversified Canadian miner Sherritt International said on Monday a strike by employees at its Ambatovy nickel mine in Madagascar had forced the company to curb output there.


Gold futures : $1,193; +0.4 pct   Continued...