Aug 10 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index futures edged lower on Friday as global stock markets tumbled following a slump in Turkey's currency due to the country's deepening rift with the United States.
Investors scurried for safer assets such as dollar, yen and U.S. government bonds. The dollar index .DXY , which measures the greenback's strength against a group of six major currencies, touched its highest level since July 2017. futures on the S&P/TSX index SXFc1 were down 0.51 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.
Employment data for July is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday. Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures 1YMc1 were down 0.41 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures ESc1 were down 0.45 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures NQc1 were down 0.55 percent. .N
TOP STORIES TOP/CAN
Dairy products maker Bega Cheese Ltd BGA.AX said the Australian competition regulator had approved its purchase of Saputo Inc 's SAP.TO dairy processing facility at Koroit in the state of Victoria. United States court has approved a request by Canadian gold miner Crystallex to attach shares in a U.S. subsidiary of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA that indirectly controls refiner Citgo, according to a filing on Thursday. RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS RCH/CA
Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd CTCa.TO : Desjardins raises target price to C$205 from C$200
Brookfield Asset Management Inc BAM.N : Canaccord Genuity raises price target to $47.50 from $47
Information Services Corp ISV.TO : CIBC cuts target price to C$19 from C$21
Gold futures GCcv1 : $1218.4; fell 0.12 percent GOL/
US crude CLc1 : $66.93; rose 0.18 percent O/R
Brent crude LCOc1 : $72.27; rose 0.28 percent O/R
LME 3-month copper CMCU3 : $6165.5; fell 0.96 percent MET/L
U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON FRIDAY
0830 Core CPI mm, SA for July: Expected 0.2 pct; Prior 0.2 pct
0830 Core CPI yy, NSA for July: Expected 2.3 pct; Prior 2.3 pct
0830 CPI Index, NSA for July: Expected 251.981; Prior 251.989
0830 Core CPI Index, SA for July: Prior 257.31
0830 CPI mm, SA for July: Expected 0.2 pct; Prior 0.1 pct
0830 CPI yy, NSA for July: Expected 3.0 pct; Prior 2.9 pct
0830 Real weekly earnings mm for July: Expected 0.1 pct; Prior 0.1 pct
0830 CPI mm NSA for July: Prior 0.160 pct0830 CPI Index SA for Jul: Prior 250.857
1030 ECRI Weekly Index: Prior 147.8
1030 ECRI weekly annualized: Prior 1.0 pct
1100 Cleveland fed CPI for July: Prior 0.2 pct
1400 Federal budget for July: Expected -$79.00 bln; Prior -$75.00 bln
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