CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures little changed after U.S. data

Thu Apr 3, 2014 8:57am EDT
 
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(Adds U.S. and Canadian economic data)

April 3 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index futures were little changed on Thursday after the European Central Bank left its main interest rate unchanged and U.S. initial jobless claims rose more than expected.

June futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were up 0.06 percent at 0845 ET.

Canada reported a small trade surplus in February for the first time in five months as exports bounced to their highest since before the recession in 2008, welcome news for the central bank which is betting on a long-overdue recovery in the sector.

Stocks rose to a nearly six-year high on Wednesday, buoyed by U.S. economic data and a rally in shares of gold miners after the price of bullion advanced.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 0.06 percent, S&P 500 futures were up 0.08 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.03 percent 0845 ET.

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