Canada's benchmark index looked set to open lower on Thursday, hurt by falling commodity prices.
Stock futures for the June quarter on the S&P TSX index were down 0.2% recently.
Action Economics ( AE ) said broad risk-off conditions has been behind much of the weakness in oil prices , as Washington politics continues to trouble the markets. Meanwhile, U.S. politics drove the fear trade in metals, although AE added that the naming of a special counsel to investigate Trump campaign ties to Russia could calm markets to a degree.
The TSX has shed 269 points on Wednesday, with industrials and info tech leading the decline.
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