(Reuters) - Futures for Canada's main stock index were slightly lower on Thursday, ahead of a long Easter weekend, after world markets erased this week's gains on fears of a slowdown in global growth following weak manufacturing surveys from Asia and Europe.

June futures on the S&P/TSX index were down 0.05 percent at 7:00 a.m. ET.

Retail sales data for February is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX <.GSPTSE rose 42.04 points, or 0.25 percent, to 16,544.24.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.11 percent at 7:00 a.m. ET, S&P 500 e-mini futures 0.06 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures 0.06 percent.

(Reporting by Pathikrit Bandyopadhyay in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)