May 10, 2016 / 11:57 AM / a year ago

CANADA STOCKS-Futures trade higher on global cues

May 10 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index futures indicated a higher open on Tuesday following gains in global markets after Japan warned it was prepared to step in to weaken its currency.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.28 percent at 7:25 a.m. ET.

Canada’s main stock index fell to a nearly four-week low on Monday as lower commodity prices weighed on energy and mining stocks, while financials also fell.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.21 percent at 7:25 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.21 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.09 percent.

No major Canadian economic releases are scheduled for the day.

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

TOP STORIES

Repair crews were expected to assess wildfire damage to the Canadian energy boomtown of Fort McMurray as the oil sands companies surrounding the ravaged city looked at bringing production back on line.

Japanese oil refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co said on Tuesday its joint venture with Canada’s AltaGas would suspend a liquefied natural gas project in Canada for the foreseeable future due to low energy prices.

TMX Group Ltd, which owns and operates the Toronto Stock Exchange, posted a 9 percent rise in quarterly profit late on Monday, helped by lower operating expenses.

COMMODITIES AT 7:25 a.m. ET

Gold futures : $1,263.90; -0.13 pct

US crude : $43.33; -0.21 pct

Brent crude : $43.89; +0.60 pct

LME 3-month copper : $4,686.50; +0.01 pct

ANALYST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Athabasca Oil Corp : Canaccord Genuity raises rating to “buy” from “hold”

Lundin Mining Corp : Paradigm Capital raises target price to C$7.75 from C$6.50; rating “buy”

Raging River Exploration Inc : Desjardins raises target price to C$12 from C$11.50

U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON TUESDAY

1000 JOLTS job openings for Mar: Expected 5.431 mln; Prior 5.445 mln

1000 Wholesale inventories mm for Mar: Expected 0.1 pct; Prior -0.5 pct

1000 Wholesale sales mm for Mar: Expected 0.3 pct; Prior -0.2 pct

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Canadian markets directory ($1= C$1.30) (Reporting by Nikhil Kumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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