CANADA STOCKS-TSX set to open higher

Thu Mar 5, 2015 7:23am EST
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Mar 5 (Reuters) - Canadian stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Thursday.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.15 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Ivey PMI data for February is due at 10:00 a.m. ET

Canada's main stock index fell on Wednesday as shares of banks dropped after their quarterly earnings reports and energy shares declined with the price of Brent crude.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.09 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, S&P 500 e-mini futures added 0.1 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.11 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter; The Day Ahead newsletter


Canadian Natural Resources Ltd posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher production, and the country's No. 2 oil and gas producer raised its dividend.

Encana Corp, Canada's largest natural gas producer, said on Wednesday it plans to raise up to C$1.44 billion through a secondary share issue as the company looks to bolster a balance sheet weakened by low oil and natural gas prices.

COMMODITIES AT 7:15 a.m. ET   Continued...