CANADA STOCKS-Futures rise ahead of economic data
April 29 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday as oil rose and ahead of the release of GDP and producer and raw material price data.
Canada's gross domestic product is expected to have slipped by 0.1 percent in February, pulling back from a strong start to the year. The report is due at 8:30 a.m.
June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.14 percent at 7:30 a.m. ET.
Canada's main stock index edged slightly lower on Thursday as losses for financials and other sectors offset gains for gold miners and Bombardier Inc after the company won a large plane order.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.06 percent at 7:30 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.12 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.27 percent.
Air Canada, the country's largest airline, reported a first-quarter profit, compared with a loss a year earlier, helped by a decline in fuel costs. Continued...