CANADA STOCKS-Futures weak as oil prices fall before producers' meet

Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:31am EDT
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April 15 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a lower start for Canada's main stock index on Friday as crude futures fell more than 2 percent ahead of an oil producers' meeting in Doha to rein in a global glut.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.15 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Data on manufacturing sales in February is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Canadian manufacturing sales are expected to have declined by 1.5 percent in the month, giving up some of January's strong gain.

Canada's main stock index fell slightly on Thursday as lower commodity prices weighed on energy and mining stocks, while financial sector stocks rose.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.15 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.20 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.20 percent.

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