(Reuters) – Key Canadian stock index futures rose on Thursday amid higher oil prices, a day after the central bank left its key interest rate unchanged.
June S & P / TSX futures were up 0.1% at 8:00 am ET.
The Bank of Canada on Wednesday left its key interest rate unchanged at an all-time low of 0.25%, as expected, and said the economy will “grow strongly” as COVID-19 vaccinations pick up.
The Toronto S & P / TSX Composite Index fell 0.32% on Wednesday at 20,002.27. [.TO]
At 7:55 am ET, the Dow e-minis is up 62 points, or 0.18%, while the S&P 500 e-minis is up 2 points, or 0.05%, and the Nasdaq 100 e- minis decreased by 30.75 points, or 0.22%. [.N]
GOODS at 8:00 AM ET
Gold futures: $ 1,127.7 -1.0% [GOL/]
American oil: $ 46.39 + 0.64% [O/R]
Brent Crude: $ 49.85 + 0.6% [O/R]
US ECONOMIC DATA INTENDED THURSDAY
A Labor Department report, due out at 8:30 am ET, is likely to show CPI rose 0.4% last month after rising 0.8% in April, the biggest gain since June 2009 as rapid vaccinations helped rebuild the economy.
FOR CANADIAN MARKET NEWS PRESS CODES:
TSX Market Report [.TO]
Canadian dollar and bonds report [CAD/] [CA/]
Reuters global poll of Canada stocks
Canadian Markets Directory
(Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bangalore; editing by Aditya Soni)