April 7 Futures on Canada's main stock index
were little changed on Friday as investors turned cautious after
the United States fired missiles at a Syrian government airbase.
Oil prices hit a one-month high after the attacks, which
raised concerns that the conflict could spread in the oil-rich
Investors are also awaiting the Canadian monthly jobs
report, due at 8:30 a.m. ET. The report is expected to show the
country added just 5,000 jobs in March, after a strong February,
when the economy added 15,300 jobs.
June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.02
percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.
The Ivey Purchasing Managers Index data for March is
scheduled for release at 10 a.m. ET.
Canada's main stock index climbed modestly on Thursday,
helped by energy and financial stocks, but the market was mostly
subdued ahead of a big meeting between the United States and
China, and employment data due on Friday.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were
down 0.01 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures
were down 0.01 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures
were down 0.01 percent.
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Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co
said it planned to invest around 400 million euros ($425
million) in Europe this year in a bid to grow its sales there by
20 percent over the next two years.
ANALYST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
Bombardier Inc: Goldman Sachs raises rating to
"buy" from "neutral"
Cascades Inc: CIBC raises target price to C$19 from
Cenovus Energy Inc: BMO cuts target price to C$17
COMMODITIES AT 7:15 a.m. ET
Gold futures: $1262; +0.94 percent
US crude: $52.17; +0.91 percent
Brent crude: $55.25; +0.66 percent
LME 3-month copper: $5809; -0.84 percent
U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON FRIDAY
08:30 Non-Farm payrolls for Mar: Expected 180,000; Prior
08:30 Private payrolls for Mar: Expected 175,000; Prior
08:30 Manufacturing payrolls for Mar: Expected 15,000; Prior
08:30 Government payrolls for Mar: Prior 8,000
08:30 Unemployment rate for Mar: Expected 4.7 pct; Prior 4.7
08:30 Average earnings mm for Mar: Expected 0.2 pct; Prior
08:30 Average workweek hours for Mar: Expected 34.4 hrs;
Prior 34.4 hrs
08:30 Labor force participation for Mar: Prior 63.0 pct
08:30 U6 underemployment for Mar: Prior 9.2 pct
10:00 Wholesale inventory(y), R mm for Feb: Expected 0.4
pct; Prior 0.4 pct
10:00 Wholesale sales mm for Feb: Expected 0.2 pct; Prior
10:30 ECRI Weekly Index: Prior 144.1
10:30 ECRI weekly annualized: Prior 7.9 pct
15:00 Consumer credit for Feb: Expected 13.90 bln; Prior
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(Reporting by Nikhil Kumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb