CANADA STOCKS-Futures indicate higher open for TSX

Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:42am EST
 
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Feb 26 (Reuters) - Futures pointed to a higher start for Canada's main stock index on Thursday, tracking gains in global markets.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.15 percent at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Canada's annual inflation cooled to 1.0 percent in January, it lowest level since November 2013, with cheaper gasoline accounting for almost all of the yearly decline, Statistics Canada said on Friday..

Canada's main stock index gained on Wednesday as shares of Hudson's Bay Co surged on a plan to carve out its real estate assets and banking stocks rose after Royal Bank of Canada and National Bank of Canada posted solid earnings.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.08 percent at 8:30 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.15 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.14 percent.

(Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)

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