CANADA STOCKS-Futures rise ahead of ECB decision

Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:32am EST
 
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Jan 22 (Reuters) - Canadian stock were set for a higher opening on Thursday ahead of European Central Bank's (ECB) policy meeting, where it is expected to announce a plan to buy government bonds.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.47 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET.

No economy data is due on Thursday.

Canada's main stock index rallied on Wednesday after the central bank cut its benchmark rate in a shock move, helping boost shares of energy companies as well as interest-sensitive banks and other financial issues.

The ECB's meeting is scheduled for 1330 GMT on Thursday.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.20 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.16 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.03 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)

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