TSX futures flat, higher oil prices limit losses

The Toronto Stock Exchange sign is seen in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

(Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index futures were flat on Thursday, with a rise in oil prices to a six-week high limiting losses.

September futures on the S&P/TSX index were up 0.01% at 7:00 a.m. ET. Canada’s housing prices data is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.

TSX closed higher in the previous session following the Bank of Canada decision to hold interest rates steady. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 18.08 points, or 0.11% to 16,563.29 on Wednesday.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.31% at 7:00 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.25% and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.31%. [.N]

Reporting by Nachiket Tekawade in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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