CANADA STOCKS-Futures point to higher open for TSX

Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:21am EDT
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Aug 21 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Thursday with September futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> up 0.07 percent at 0715 ET.

Canada's main stock index touched a record high on Wednesday after minutes from a recent Federal Reserve policy meeting indicated that the Fed will not raise interest rates until it has more confidence in the strength of the economic recovery.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.22 percent at 0715 ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.18 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.12 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter; The Day Ahead newsletter


An experimental drug from Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp helped lab monkeys recover from the most deadly strain of Marburg virus, a close cousin of Ebola, even after symptoms appeared, scientists said.

Bombardier Inc has appointed a company veteran to head its new Aerostructures and Engineering Services division, it said, the most recent change at the company as it struggles to push its new CSeries aircraft into commercial service.

Canadian wholesale trade advanced a higher-than-expected 0.6 percent in June from May, and the volume of sales grew 0.7 percent, with advances in most sectors offsetting declines in autos and personal and household goods.


Gold futures : $1,280; -1.04 percent   Continued...