TSX futures ease ahead of Sino-U.S. trade talks

FILE PHOTO: The Art Deco facade of the original Toronto Stock Exchange building is seen on Bay Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

(Reuters) – Canada’s main index futures edged lower on Thursday, ahead of U.S.-China trade talks starting later in the day.

Top trade negotiators of the two countries were set to meet for the first time since late July to try to find a way out of a 15-month trade war as new irritants threatened hopes for progress.

December futures on the S&P/TSX index SXFc1 were down 0.16% at 7:10 a.m. ET.

New Housing Price Index for August is due at 08:30 a.m. ET.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX closed 0.53% higher at 16,379.87 on Wednesday.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures 1YMc1 were down 0.19% at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures ESc1 were down 0.16% and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures NQc1 were down 0.15%. [.N]

Reporting by Sourav Bose in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

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