Futures for Canada's main stock index inched higher on Wednesday, as strength in bullion prices on the back of subdued dollar offset weakness in crude.
Spot gold gained 0.18%, while crude prices inched down on rising concerns over the spread of the coronavirus Delta variant in top consuming countries.
September futures on the S&P/TSX index were up 0.13% at 7:00 a.m. ET.
Canada's total reserve assets data for July and building permit for June are due at 8:30 a.m. ET
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended 0.38% higher at 20,365.85 on Tuesday.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.11% at 7:00 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures ESc1 were down 0.06% and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.05%.
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Canadian insurer Great-West Lifeco (Lifeco) on Tuesday beat analyst estimates for second-quarter core profit, which rose from a year earlier driven by strong growth in earnings from its U.S. business and higher equity markets.
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