CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures point to slightly higher open, U.S. data awaited

Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:34am EDT
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March 27 (Reuters) - Stock index futures indicated a slightly higher opening for Canadian stocks on Thursday as investors awaited U.S. jobless claims and GDP data due at 0830 ET.

June futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were up 0.07 percent an hour before the release of the data.

Stocks closed lower on Wednesday after President Barack Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin had miscalculated if he thought he could divide the West or count on its indifference over his annexation of Crimea.

Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.04 percent, S&P 500 futures were up 0.26 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.20 percent at 0715 ET.

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