UPDATED 7:15 ET
STOCKS – European stocks advanced, after the Stoxx Europe 600 Index declined for the month, as investors awaited U.S. manufacturing data. U.S. stock-index futures and Asian shares also rose.
BONDS – Treasuries have risen in April in each of the past four years. This time, investors are preparing for a loss.
COMMODITIES – Soybeans climbed to the highest price in more than nine months after inventories in the U.S., the world’s largest producer, fell to the lowest level in a decade. Corn extended a bull market rally.
CURRENCIES – Australia’s economy is vulnerable to a slowdown in China, where risks are “tilted to the downside,” meaning its dollar could slide even as domestic demand shows signs of improvement, Pacific Investment Management Co. said.
ECONOMIC DATA – CAD RMPI m/m due at 8:30, US ISM Manufacturing PMI at 10:00, AUD Building Approvals m/m at 20:30 ET.