CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures indicate higher start

Mon Feb 2, 2015 7:31am EST
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Feb 2 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher start for Canada's main stock index on Monday, with March futures on the S&P TSX index up 0.53 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET.

RBC manufacturing PMI date for January is due at 9.30 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index edged higher on Friday as a jump in oil and bullion prices pushed up shares of gold miners and energy companies, overcoming a decline in financial stocks following sluggish U.S. economic data.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.37 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.35 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.23 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter; The Day Ahead newsletter


The first published word on a sharp dividend cut by Canadian Oil Sands Ltd on Thursday took not only investors by surprise, but the company too, and thousands of trades were reversed on Friday as a result.

A Canadian pension fund said it picked an Australian toll road to make its first large investment in unbuilt infrastructure, committing A$525 million ($409.5 million) for a quarter stake in the country's longest road tunnel north of Sydney.