UPDATED 7:05 am ET
STOCKS – European stocks were little changed, with the region’s benchmark index heading for its sixth weekly gain, as investors awaited data that may show a rebound in U.S. housing activity. U.S. index futures were also little changed, while Asian shares rose.
BONDS – Treasuries headed for their steepest weekly loss in a month on the last day of the week.
COMMODITIES – Soybeans rose in Chicago, extending the biggest weekly gain since August, on signs exports from the U.S. are increasing amid a rebound in Chinese demand.
CURRENCIES – The euro dropped to a three-month low versus the dollar as the Ifo institute’s gauge of German business confidence fell, adding to signs that may prompt the European Central Bank to boost stimulus as soon as next month.
ECONOMIC DATA – CAD Core CPI m/m due at 8:30, US New Home Sales at 10:00 ET.