Dec 27 (Reuters) - Stock futures for Canada's main index gained on Thursday, supported by higher gold prices.
March futures on the S&P/TSX index were up 1.2 percent at 7:20 a.m. ET.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX Composite index fell 60.5 points, or 0.43 percent, at 13,874.94 on Monday. The bourse will resume trading today, after holiday for the last two days.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 1.7 percent at 7:29 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 1.6 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 1.6 percent.
A Chinese court will try a Canadian citizen on drugs charges on Saturday, a government-run news portal said, in a case that could further test already deteriorating relations between Beijing and Ottawa.
COMMODITIES AT 7:32 a.m. ET
Reuters/CRB Index Total Return: 178.0048; fell 0.6389 percent
Gold futures: $1269.5; rose 0.04 percent
US crude: $45.36; fell 1.86 percent
Brent crude: $53.38; fell 2 percent
0830 Initial Jobless Claims: Expected 217,000; Prior 214,000
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Canadian markets directory ($1 = C$1.36) (Reporting by Sourav Bose in Bengaluru; Editing by James Emmanuel)