Aug 16 (Reuters) - Futures for Canada’s main stock index rose on Thursday after China said it would hold trade talks with the United States later this month, while the Turkish lira continued to recover from its fall last week.
September futures on the S&P/TSX index were up 0.55 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.
Manufacturing sales data for June is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Canada’s main stock index slipped on Wednesday.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.79 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.51 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.79 percent.
The French government will support the appointment of Air Canada executive Ben Smith as the chief executive of Air France-KLM, a government source said on Thursday.
ANALYST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
Dream Unlimited Corp: Canaccord Genuity raises price target to C$13 from C$12.75
Suncor Energy Inc: Canaccord Genuity raises price target to C$67 from C$64
Husky Energy Inc: Canaccord Genuity raises price target to C$25 from C$23
COMMODITIES AT 7:15 a.m. ET
Gold futures: $1186.6; +0.14 pct
US crude: $64.98; -0.05 pct
Brent crude: $70.85; +0.13 pct
LME 3-month copper: $5903; +1.76 pct
U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON THURSDAY
0830 Building permits: number for July: Expected 1.310 mln; Prior 1.292 mln
0830 Build permits: change mm for July: Prior -0.7 pct
0830 Housing starts number for July: Expected 1.260 mln; Prior 1.173 mln
0830 House Starts mm: change for July: Prior -12.3 pct
0830 Initial jobless claims: Expected 215,000; Prior 213,000
0830 Jobless claims 4-week average: Prior 214,250
0830 Continued jobless claims: Expected 1.750 mln; Prior 1.755 mln
0830 Philly Fed Business Index for Aug: Expected 22; Prior 25.7
0830 Philly Fed 6M Index for Aug: Prior 29
0830 Philly Fed Capex Index for Aug: Prior 31.4
0830 Philly Fed Employment for Aug: Prior 16.8
0830 Philly Fed Prices Paid for Aug: Prior 62.9
0830 Philly Fed New Orders for Aug: Prior 31.4
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