CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open higher as strong German growth cheers markets

Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:33am EST
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Feb 13 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was poised for a higher opening on Friday, tracking global markets, after strong German economic growth data.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.24 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

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Big insurers weighed on Canada's main stock index on Thursday, but major banks and blue-chip energy companies pushed the market higher as crude oil prices rallied.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.17 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET on Friday, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.13 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.23 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter; The Day Ahead newsletter


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