CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures rise ahead of July employment figures

Fri Aug 5, 2016 7:29am EDT
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Aug 5 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday as investors keenly await employment figures for July as well as U.S. payroll data.

September futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.18 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Employment figures for July and trade deficit data for June are due at 8:30 a.m. ET. The Canadian economy is expected to have added 10,000 jobs in July. The seasonally adjusted Ivey Purchasing Managers Index is also expected at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index notched a gain on Thursday as surging oil prices boosted energy stocks, while poor earnings hurt insurer Manulife Financial Corp and the exit of a major investor weighed on Canadian Pacific Railway's stock.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.17 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.23 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.21 percent.

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