CANADA STOCKS-Futures gain as Chinese shares recover

Fri Jan 8, 2016 7:34am EST
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Jan 8 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday after Chinese stocks recovered and oil prices retreated from multi-year lows.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.48 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Data on employment change and building permits is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index slid on Thursday to its lowest level in nearly two-and-a-half years as investors worried about China's equities market and oil prices pushed ever lower.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.58 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.59 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.77 percent.

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