(Adds inflation, retail sales data)
Sept 23 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada’s main stock index on Friday following strong sessions after the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to push back on its next rate increase.
December futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.06 percent at 8:45 a.m. ET.
Canada’s annual inflation rate in August dipped to a 10-month low of 1.1 percent, the seventh consecutive month it has remained below the Bank of Canada’s 2.0 percent target, Statistics Canada said.
The value of Canadian retail trade unexpectedly fell in July, dipping by 0.1 percent from June as gas station sales dropped for the first time in four months, Statistics Canada data indicated.
Shares of energy and financial companies led a broad rally on Canada’s main stock index on Thursday as oil prices rose and investors digested the Fed’s more cautious approach to future rate hikes.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.09 percent at 8:45 a.m. ET. S&P 500 e-mini futures fell 0.15 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures inched lower 0.18 percent.
The share of homes purchased in British Columbia by foreign buyers decreased as of the end of August, data from the provincial government showed on Thursday, suggesting a new tax in the city of Vancouver was discouraging overseas buyers.
China’s central bank said the National Bank Of Canada has been approved to issue up to 5 billion yuan ($750 million) of RMB-denominated bonds in the country’s interbank bond market.
ANALYST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
Cascades Inc : RBC raises price target to C$15 from C$11
Goldcorp Inc : Raymond James cuts target price to $22 from $24
Tahoe Resources Inc : Raymond James raises target price to C$24.5 from C$22.25
COMMODITIES AT 8:45 a.m. ET
Gold futures : $1,340.00; -0.05 pct
US crude : $46.19; -0.28 pct
Brent crude : $47.73; +0.17 pct
LME 3-month copper : $4,847.00; -0.12 pct
U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON FRIDAY
0945 Markit Manufacturing PMI Flash for September: Expected 51.9; Prior 52.0
1030 ECRI Weekly Index: Prior 139.6
1030 ECRI weekly annualized: Prior 8.7 pct
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