December 24, 2015 / 12:46 PM / 2 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-Futures little changed on Christmas eve

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Dec 24 (Reuters) - Canada stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, ahead of a shortened trading session on Christmas eve.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.09 percent at 7:30 a.m. ET.

No major economic events are scheduled for the day.

Canada's main stock index ended higher on Wednesday as a fall in U.S. crude inventories boosted both oil prices and shares of energy producers.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.12 percent at 7:30 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.02 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.14 percent.

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Gold futures : $1,071.60; +0.31 pct

US crude : $37.71; +0.56 pct

Brent crude : $37.48; +0.40 pct

LME 3-month copper : $4,685.00; -0.74 pct

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0830 Jobless claims 4-week average: Prior 270,500

0830 Continued jobless claims: Expected 2.210 mln; Prior 2.238 mln

1030 ECRI Weekly Index: Prior 131.1

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$1= C$1.39 Reporting by Nikhil Kumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza

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