August 3, 2015 / 11:37 AM / 2 years ago

TSX set to open higher

A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014.Mark Blinch

August 3 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Monday, with September futures on the S&P TSX index SXFc1 up 0.75 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

No major economic events are scheduled for the day ECONCA.

Canada's main stock index notched its fourth straight day of gains on Friday, led by the financials and materials sectors after a bleak couple of months.Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures 1YMc1 were up 0.06 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures ESc1 were up 0.1 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures NQc1 were up 0.2 percent. [.N]

TOP STORIES [TOP/CAN]

Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday called a parliamentary election for Oct. 19, kicking off a marathon 11-week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power.

First Quantum Minerals (FM.TO) will lay off about 1,480 workers at one of its Zambian copper projects after a reduction in its power supply curbed production, the company's local subsidiary said on Sunday.TransCanada Corp (TRP.TO) TRP.N says it is still committed to building the Keystone XL pipeline despite stubborn opposition in the United States that has thrown the C$8 billion ($6.2 billion) project into regulatory limbo.

COMMODITIES AT 7:15 a.m. ET [COM/WRAP]

Gold futures GCc2: $1,092.6; -0.02 pct [GOL/]

US crude CLc1: $46.44; -1.46 pct [O/R]

Brent crude LCOc1: $51.03; -2.22 pct [O/R]

LME 3-month copper CMCU3: $5,173; -1.09 pct [MET/L]

ANALYST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS [RCH/CA]

CGI Group Inc (GIBa.TO): Jefferies cuts target price to C$51 from C$52Platinum Group Metals Ltd (PTM.TO): Goldman Sachs cuts price target to C$1.45 from C$1.50

U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON MONDAY

0830 Personal consumption real mm for June: Prior 0.6 pct

0830 Personal income mm for June: Expected 0.4 pct; Prior 0.5 pct

0830 Consumption, adjusted mm for June: Expected 0.2 pct; Prior 0.9 pct

0830 Core PCE Price Index MM for June: Expected 0.1 pct; Prior 0.1 pct

0830 Core PCE Price Index YY for June: Prior 1.2 pct

0830 PCE Price Index MM for June: Prior 0.3 pct

0830 PCE Price Index YY for June: Prior 0.2 pct

0945 Markit Manufacturing PMI Final for July: Prior 53.8

1000 Construction spending mm for June: Expected 0.6 pct; Prior 0.8 pct

1000 ISM Manufacturing PMI for July: Expected 53.6; Prior 53.5

1000 ISM Manufacturing Prices Paid for July: Expected 49.4; Prior 49.5

1000 ISM Manufacturing Employment Index for July: Expected 55.0; Prior 55.5

1000 ISM Manufacturing New Orders Index for July: Prior 56.0

1300 Dallas Fed PCE for June: Prior 2.3 pct

1330 Domestic car sales for July: Expected 5.60 mln; Prior 5.61 mln

1330 Domestic truck sales for July: Expected 8.05 mln; Prior 8.01 mln

1330 Total vehicle sales for July: Expected 17.20 mln; Prior 17.16 mln

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Reporting by Pradip Kakoti in Bengaluru

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