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CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures edge higher with oil prices
September 25, 2017 / 11:30 AM / a month ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures edge higher with oil prices

Sept 25 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index futures inched higher on Monday as oil prices rose after major producers said at a meeting that the global market was well on its way towards rebalancing.

December futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.04 percent at 7:20 a.m. ET.

Canada’s main stock index was flat on Friday but ended the week up 1.9 percent as the heavyweight financials group gained ground, offsetting losses for telecom shares.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.03 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.04 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.06 percent.

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U.S. trade negotiators will only partially unveil new text on modifying a key chapter on investment under NAFTA, two well-placed sources said on Sunday, underlying the cautious pace of talks that are supposed to wrap up by the end of the year.

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ANALYST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Norbord Inc: RBC raises target price to C$58 from C$50

Polaris Materials Corp: Eight Capital raises price target to C$3.40 from C$2.79

COMMODITIES AT 7:15 a.m. ET

Gold futures: $1293.1; -0.02 percent

US crude: $50.94; +0.55 percent

Brent crude: $57.58; +1.27 percent

LME 3-month copper: $6466.5; +0.15 percent

U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON MONDAY

0830 National Activity Index for August: Prior -0.01

1030 Dallas Fed Manufacturing Business Index for September: Prior 17.00

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Canadian markets directory ($1 = C$1.23) (Reporting by Pathikrit Bandyopadhyay in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D‘Souza)

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