The Canadian dollar was lower, down 0.19 of a cent to
U.S. futures were higher ahead of a heavy slate of economic data, capped at the end of the week by the government's non-farm payrolls report.
The Dow Jones industrial futures were up 13 points to 16,717, the Nasdaq rose four points to 3,739.5 and the S&P 500 futures added 0.4 of a point to 1,921.9.
There was positive data from the world‘s second-biggest economy as the
The Chinese data pushed the July copper contract up
Elsewhere on the commodity markets, July crude in
July bullion headed
It is widely expected that
On Monday, traders will take in the latest reading on the health of the American manufacturing sector. Economists expect the
Economists also forecast another month of strong job gains in the U.S. They expect the economy cranked out about 219,000 jobs following a much stronger expected 288,000 gain in April.
Canadian job figures for May also come out Friday and economists expect the economy created 21,000 jobs after losing 29,000 the previous month.
On the corporate front, trucking and delivery company
There remains a trickle of first-quarter earnings reports coming out this week.
Investors will look to see how
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