CANADA STOCKS-TSX may open lower on BlackBerry warning, Fed comments

Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:31am EDT
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Sept 23 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Monday despite positive economic data from China and the euro zone, as Fed comments and a bleak warning from BlackBerry weigh on investor sentiment.


* A flood of new orders gave a boost to European and Chinese firms in September, according to a clutch of surveys which added to evidence that the global economy is healing.

* BlackBerry Ltd's plan to retreat from the consumer market in favor of serving businesses and governments is a desperate move that industry watchers warn will only accelerate its downward spiral.

* Major U.S. telecom companies have not registered for a Canadian wireless spectrum auction, raising doubts about government plans for more competition and offering good news for the three big players, BCE Inc, Rogers Communications Inc and Telus Corp

* German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces the daunting prospect of persuading her centre-left rivals to keep her in power after her conservatives notched up their best election result in more than two decades but fell short of an absolute majority.MARKET SNAPSHOT

* Canada stock futures traded down 0.26 percent

* U.S. stock futures , , were mixed around -0.18 percent to 0.08

* European shares, were down COMMODITY PRICE MOVES   Continued...