CANADA STOCKS-Oil prices lift futures higher; BoC eyed
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.
Laurentian Bank of Canada, the country's seventh-biggest lender, is setting up an energy investment banking team in Calgary, Alberta's oil capital, a bank official said on Tuesday. Continued...