CANADA STOCKS-Oil prices lift futures higher; BoC eyed

Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:28am EDT
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Oct. 19 (Reuters) - Canadian stock futures were higher on Wednesday, helped by rising oil prices, as investors await the Bank of Canada's decision on interest rates.

December futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.1 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Bank of Canada's interest rate decision is due at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index rose to a more than 2-week high on Tuesday as rising oil and gold prices supported resource stocks, while shares of financial companies also climbed in a broad-based rally.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.09 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.07 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.05 percent.

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