CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures higher ahead of U.S. jobs report

Fri Jun 3, 2016 7:27am EDT
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June 3 (Reuters) - Futures pointed to a higher start for Canada's main stock index on Friday as metal prices rose and oil prices stayed close to $50 per barrel.

Investors awaited U.S. payroll data, which will be released later in the day, for clues on the timing of the U.S. Federal Reserve's next interest rate hike.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.28 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Data on Canada's trade balance and export and import is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday, led by energy and financial stocks, as oil settled higher after a U.S. crude draw offset disappointment that some major producers did not restrain output.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.05 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.01 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.05 percent.

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