CANADA STOCKS-Futures mirror losses in global markets

Fri Sep 9, 2016 8:59am EDT
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(Updates with Canadian employment report)

Sept 9 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was set to open lower on Friday following weakness in global markets as investors turned cautious after weak German trade data and a dip in oil prices.

Data showed German exports fell sharply in July, shrinking the overall trade surplus for the fourth consecutive month - something not seen since 1992 - and casting doubt on the strength of the euro zone's largest economy.

Adding to the jitters, North Korea conducted its fifth and most powerful nuclear test.

September futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.55 percent at 8:45 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index edged higher on Thursday as an oil price-driven rally in energy stocks offset broader losses for the market.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.56 percent at 8:45 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.56 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.6 percent.

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