CANADA STOCKS-TSX may open higher; euro zone data and China support

Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:28am EST
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Nov 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index looked set to open higher on Monday, as investors remained positive following better-than-expected euro zone data and signs of economic reform in China.


* The euro zone's trade surplus grew more than expected in September as imports were flat and exports rose, data from the European Union statistics office Eurostat showed.

* JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Friday it agreed to pay $4.5 billion to settle claims by investors who lost money on mortgage-backed securities before the collapse of the U.S. housing market.

* Airbus and Boeing signed deals to buy some $5 billion of parts and materials from Abu Dhabi, in a sign Gulf states are seeking a reciprocal boost to their economies from the huge orders they have placed with the planemakers.

* Aberdeen Asset Management is to buy Lloyds' fund management arm Scottish Widows for about 660 million pounds, creating Europe's No. 1 listed stand-alone fund manager.


* Canada stock futures traded up 0.01 percent   Continued...