CANADA STOCKS-Futures flat as investors weigh U.S. jobs data
Sept 6 (Reuters) - Canadian stock futures were little changed on Tuesday as investors weighed the chances of a U.S. interest rate hike this month after a weaker-than-expected jobs report.
Data showed on Friday that U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 last month after an upwardly revised 275,000 increase in July, with hiring in manufacturing and construction sectors declining. Economists had forecast an increase of 180,000.
September futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.05 percent at 7:10 a.m. ET.
Canada's main stock index pushed higher on Friday with mining and energy stocks being the big beneficiaries of a weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs report.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.06 percent at 7:10 a.m. ET. S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.07 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.08 percent.
Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline company, said it would buy Spectra Energy Corp in an all-stock deal valued at about C$37 billion ($28 billion) to create the largest North American energy infrastructure company. Continued...