UPDATED 6:45 am ET
STOCKS – European stocks rose for a second day as companies including Daimler AG reported better-than- expected earnings. U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, while Asian shares climbed.
BONDS – Treasury 30-year bond yields were within two basis points of a 13-month low as investors bet the Federal Reserve will refrain from raising interest rates with inflation remaining in check.
COMMODITIES – West Texas Intermediate crude fell for a second day after an industry report showed gasoline supplies expanded in the U.S., the world’s biggest oil consumer.
CURRENCIES – Australia’s dollar strengthened to the highest in almost two weeks after a government report showed annual inflation accelerated to the fastest pace in four years.
ECONOMIC DATA -GBP BOE Gov Carney Speaks at 7:45, CAD Core Retail Sales m/m at 8:30, Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30, NZD Official Cash Rate and RBNZ Rate Statement at 17:00, NZD Trade Balance at 18:45, CNY HSBC Flash Manufacturing PMI 21:45 ET.