Sept 18 (Reuters) - Futures for Canada's main stock index inched higher on Friday, even as oil prices slipped after Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar said a blockade on Libyan oil exports, which has been in place since January, would be lifted.
September futures on the S&P/TSX index SXFc1 were up 0.1% at 7:42 a.m. ET.
Data on Canada's July retail sales is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE ended lower at 16,246.72 on Thursday. .TO
Dow e-minis 1YMcv1 were down 36 points, or 0.13%, while S&P 500 e-minis EScv1 were up 3.25 points, or 0.1% and Nasdaq 100 e-minis NQcv1 were up 51.75 points, or 0.47%. .N
TOP STORIES TOP/CAN
Canada's most populous province will clamp down on social gatherings to prevent "reckless careless people" from spreading the coronavirus at illegal parties, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on Thursday. ID:nL1N2GE0ZX
Carolyn Wilkins, the senior deputy governor at the Bank of Canada who lost her bid for the top job just four months ago, will not seek a second term, the bank said on Thursday. ID:nL1N2GE1G7
Shares of Nuvei Corp NVEI.TO jumped more than 30% in their market debut on Thursday after the Canadian payment processing firm raised $700 million in the largest ever technology company offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
COMMODITIES AT 7:30 a.m. ET
Gold futures GCc2: $1952.6; +0.58% GOL/
US crude CLc1: $40.8; -0.41% O/R
Brent crude LCOc1: $43.08; -0.51% O/R
U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON FRIDAY
0830 Current account for Q2: Expected -157.9 bln; Prior -104.2 bln
1000 Leading index change mm for Aug: Expected 1.3%; Prior 1.4%
1000 U Mich Sentiment Preliminary for Sep: Expected 75.0; Prior 74.1
1000 U Mich Conditions Preliminary for Sep: Expected 83.9; Prior 82.9
1000 U Mich Expectations Preliminary for Sep: Expected 67.8; Prior 68.5
1000 U Mich 1 year inflation preliminary for Sep: Prior 3.1%
1000 U Mich 5-year inflation preliminary for Sep: Prior 2.7%
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