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Futures for Canada's main stock index edged lower on Friday as gold prices eased on a stronger U.S. dollar, while investors moved to the sidelines until the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate decision due next week.

The TSX gave up 40.99 points to 19,942.70 Thursday.

June futures on the S&P/TSX index were down 0.3% Friday morning.

The Canadian dollar hiked 0.25 cents to 75.08 cents U.S.

Among stocks, Brookfield Asset Management said it would buy payments provider Network International for 2.2 billion pounds ($2.76 billion) in cash, as it expands its payments business in the Middle East and Africa.

On the economic lineup Friday, Statistics Canada reported Employment was little changed in May, having fallen by 77,000 (-2.8%) for youth aged 15 to 24, and increased by 63,000 (+0.5%) among people aged 25 to 54.


The TSX Venture Exchange skidded 0.6 points Thursday to 611.68.


U.S. stock futures were flat Friday after the S&P 500 notched its highest close for 2023, as investors looked ahead to new inflation data set for release next week, along with the Federal Reserve’s latest policy announcement.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrials dropped 56 points to 34,103.

Futures for the S&P 500 eked up 0.25 points to 4,342.

Futures for the NASDAQ Composite gained 26.75 points, or 0.2%, to 14,705.56.

DocuSign shares jumped 8% in pre-market trading after the electronic agreements firm beat analysts’ first-quarter expectations on the top and bottom lines.

Ulta is a good pick despite a post-earnings selloff, UBS said.

Analyst Michael Lasser named the buy-rated beauty stock a top idea exiting second-quarter earnings season. Shares of Ulta were up 0.8% Friday during premarket trading.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 gained 2% Friday, while in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index added 0.5%.

Oil prices increased 13 cents to $71.42 U.S. a barrel.

Gold prices took on a dollar to $1,979.60. U.S. an ounce.