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CANADA STOCKS-Futures edge higher as metal prices rise
December 30, 2016 / 12:28 PM / a year ago

CANADA STOCKS-Futures edge higher as metal prices rise

Dec 30 (Reuters) - Canadian stock futures edged higher on Friday, the last trading day of the year, helped by gains in metals prices.

March futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.03 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

No economic data is scheduled for release.

Canada’s main stock index rose to its highest level since April 2015 on Thursday, helped by gold mining stocks.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.13 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.17 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.16 percent.

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COMMODITIES AT 7:15 a.m. ET

Gold futures : $1,160.6; +0.22 pct

US crude : $53.76; -0.04 pct

Brent crude : $56.72; -0.25 pct

LME 3-month copper : $5,526.50; +0.72 pct

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