CANADA STOCKS-TSX may open lower despite strong German and French data
August 14 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index looked set to open lower on Wednesday even as German and French economic data pointed to a steady recovery from an 18-month long recession in the currency bloc and boosted European markets.
* The German and French economies grew faster than that of the United States in the second quarter, pulling the euro zone out of its longest recession.
* Unexpected dissent from a Bank of England policymaker and robust jobs data cast doubt on Governor Mark Carney's policy of keeping interest rates low, just a week after it was announced.
* Metro Inc posted a 4 percent rise in third-quarter profit and said it will partner with Target Corp to operate the U.S. retailer's in-store pharmacies in Quebec.
* Russian industrial and defence conglomerate Rostec is close to signing an agreement with Bombardier to assemble the Canadian plane maker's Q400 aircraft in Russia, Rostec said on Wednesday.MARKET SNAPSHOT
* Canada stock futures traded down 0.03 percent
* U.S. stock futures , , were down around 0.13 percent to 0.12 percent
* European shares, were up COMMODITY PRICE MOVES Continued...