CANADA STOCKS-Fall in oil prices weigh on index futures

Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:49am EST
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(Updates economic data)

Feb 19 (Reuters) - Stock futures suggested a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday as oil prices fell after a record build in U.S. crude inventories last week stoked concerns over persistent global oversupply.

Crude stocks rose by 2.1 million barrels to a peak of 504.1 million, data from the U.S. government's Energy Information Administration showed on Thursday.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.47 percent at 8:45 a.m. ET.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index gained for a fourth straight session on Thursday, sustaining a six-week high, as gold, consumer and telecom stocks rose.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.34 percent at 8:45 a.m. ET. S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.37 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.36 percent.

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