CANADA STOCKS-Futures rise on higher oil, positive data

Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:54am EDT
 
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(Updates with Canadian retail sales and inflation data)

April 22 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher start for Canada's main stock index on Friday as oil prices hovered near $45 per barrel and after Canada's retail sales and inflation data.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.10 percent at 8:45 a.m. ET.

Retail sales unexpectedly rose for a second straight month in February as consumers bought more clothing and cars, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday.

Annual inflation rate cooled last month as lower gasoline prices pulled the rate closer to the lower end of the central bank's target range, data showed.

Canada's main stock index fell on Thursday as losses for financial and consumer shares offset gains for resource stocks and a jump in shares of a healthcare company on reported takeover interest.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.04 percent at 8:45 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.07 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.15 percent.

(Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)

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