(Corrects day to Wednesday in U.S. economic data section)
Nov 27 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index futures rose on Wednesday, as upbeat comments from President Donald Trump lifted hopes that the United States and China were close to a trade deal.
Trump said Washington was in the “final throes” of work on a deal that would defuse a 16-month trade dispute with Beijing.
December futures on the S&P/TSX index were up 0.15% at 7:00 a.m. ET.
The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index rose 0.02% to 17,035.88 on Tuesday.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.01% at 7:00 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.11% and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.22%.
The Bank of Canada is now expected to hold rates through to the end of next year, according to a slim majority of economists in a Reuters poll, with forecasts on whether or not the central bank holds or cuts sitting on a knife’s edge through 2020.
Canada’s longest railroad strike in a decade ended on Tuesday as Canadian National Railway Co reached a tentative agreement with workers, but shippers warned it could take weeks before service bounces back to normal.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc missed quarterly revenue estimates on Tuesday, as the Canadian convenience store operator’s fuel business was hit by lower selling prices.
ANALYST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
Bank of Nova Scotia: RBC cuts price target to C$78 from C$80
Calian Group Ltd: Canaccord Genuity raises price target to C$45 from C$40
Lundin Mining Corp: National Bank of Canada raises price target to C$8.75 from C$8.50
COMMODITIES AT 7:00 a.m. ET
Gold futures: $1462.6; -0.12%
US crude: $58.59; +0.31%
Brent crude: $64.51; +0.37%
U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON WEDNESDAY
0830 Corporate profits preliminary for Q3: Prior 3.7%
0830 Durable goods for Oct: Expected -0.8%; Prior -1.2%
0830 Durables ex-transport for Oct: Expected 0.1%; Prior -0.4%
0830 Durables ex-defense mm for Oct: Prior -1.3%
0830 Nondefense cap ex-air for Oct: Expected -0.3%; Prior -0.6%
0830 GDP 2nd estimate for Q3: Expected 1.9%; Prior 1.9%
0830 GDP sales preliminary for Q3: Expected 2.0%; Prior 2.0%
0830 GDP consumer spending preliminary for Q3: Prior 2.9%
0830 GDP deflator preliminary for Q3: Expected 1.7%; Prior 1.6%
0830 Core PCE prices preliminary for Q3: Expected 2.2%; Prior 2.2%
0830 PCE prices preliminary for Q3: Expected 1.5%; Prior 1.5%
0830 Initial jobless claims : Expected 221,000; Prior 227,000
0830 Jobless claims 4-week average : Prior 221,000
0830 Continued jobless claims : Expected 1.690 mln; Prior 1.695 mln
1000 Personal income mm for Oct: Expected 0.3%; Prior 0.3%
1000 Personal consumption real mm for Oct: Prior 0.2%
1000 Consumption, adjusted mm for Oct: Expected 0.3%; Prior 0.2%
1000 Core PCE price index mm for Oct: Expected 0.1%; Prior 0.0%
1000 Core PCE price index yy for Oct: Expected 1.7%; Prior 1.7%
1000 PCE price index mm for Oct: Prior 0.0%
1000 PCE price index yy for Oct: Prior 1.3%
1000 Pending Homes Index for Oct: Prior 108.7
1000 Pending sales change mm for Oct: Expected 0.8%; Prior 1.5%
1200 (approx.) Dallas fed PCE for Oct: Prior 1.6%
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Reporting by Swathi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila
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