CANADA STOCKS--Futures point to higher start for TSX

Wed Apr 8, 2015 7:44am EDT
 
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Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Wednesday.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.22 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET.

No economic events scheduled for the day

Canada's main stock index advanced to its highest in more than a month on Tuesday, lifted by gains among its biggest banks and some major energy companies as oil prices climbed.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.07 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.08 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.05 percent. (Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)

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