TSX futures up on trade optimism
Nov 18 (Reuters) - Futures for Canada's main stock index were higher on Monday, getting a boost from rising optimism around a U.S.-China trade deal.
China and the United States had "constructive talks" on trade in a high-level call on Saturday, state media Xinhua reported on Sunday.
December futures on the S&P/TSX index SXFc1 were up 0.07% at 7:00 a.m. ET.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 0.33% to 17,028.47 on Friday.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures 1YMc1 were up 0.28% at 7:00 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures ESc1 rose 0.19% and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures NQc1 were up 0.27%. .N
TOP STORIES TOP/CAN
Australia's Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd SAR.AX said on Monday it would buy Canadian-listed Barrick Gold Corp's ABX.TO 50% stake in the Super Pit gold mine in Western Australia for $750 million.
Canada's Teamsters labor union has given Canadian National Railway CNR.TO notice that it intends to strike starting Nov. 19, the two parties said on Saturday, following a stalemate in contract negotiations.
ANALYST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS RCH/CA
Alacer Gold Corp ASR.TO: National Bank of Canada cuts rating to sector perform from outperform
Ero Copper Corp ERO.TO: Scotiabank raises rating to sector outperform from sector perform
Yamana Gold Inc YRI.TO: National Bank of Canada cuts price target to C$5.5 from C$6
COMMODITIES AT 7:00 a.m. ET COM/WRAP
Gold futures GCc2: $1459.6; -.61 % GOL/
US crude CLc1: $57.59; -0.23 % O/R
Brent crude LCOc1: $63.14; -0.25 % O/R
U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON MONDAY
1000 NAHB Housing Market Index for Nov: Expected 71; Prior 71
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(Reporting by Swathi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)