CANADA STOCKS-Futures mirror losses in global markets
(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.