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Futures up on steady oil prices

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

(Reuters) - Futures for Canada’s main stock index edged up on Thursday, as oil prices steadied after the first round of U.S. sanctions against Iran came into effect.

September futures on the S&P/TSX index SXFc1 were up 0.05 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Housing starts data for July is due at 8:15 a.m. ET.

Canada’s main stock index edged up on Wednesday.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures 1YMc1 were down 0.01 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures ESc1 were up 0.05 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures NQc1 were up 0.03 percent.

Reporting by Priyanka Das in Bengaluru

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