CANADA STOCKS-Futures point to lower start for TSX

Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:36am EST
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Feb 27 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a slightly lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday, tracking losses in global markets.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.16 percent at 8:30 a.m. ET.

No major economic events are scheduled for the day.

Canada's main stock index rose slightly on Thursday as advances in Toronto Dominion Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce helped offset a drop in the energy sector.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.03 percent at 8:30 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.09 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.12 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter; The Day Ahead newsletter


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