CANADA STOCKS-Futures up as oil prices rise

Fri Apr 8, 2016 7:48am EDT
 
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April 8 (Reuters) - Canadian stock futures were higher on Friday as oil prices rose on fresh hopes that exporters would agree to freeze their output amid a global glut at a meeting in Doha later this month.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.5 percent at 7:30 a.m. ET.

March jobs data and House Starts data for March is due at 08:30 a.m. ET

Canada's main stock index fell to a one-month low on Thursday as lower oil prices weighed on energy stocks, while financials and consumer discretionary stocks also lost ground as investor appetite for risk waned globally.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.45 percent at 7:30 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.54 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.56 percent.

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