UPDATED 6:40 am ET
STOCKS – Most European stocks advanced for a second day as investors awaited a Federal Reserve monetary- policy decision. U.S. stock-index futures and Asian shares were little changed.
BONDS – Treasury 10-year note yields were near the most versus German bunds since 1999 on speculation the Federal Reserve is moving closer to increasing interest rates as its European counterpart keeps borrowing costs subdued.
COMMODITIES – Copper climbed for a fourth session amid speculation that demand will stabilize in Chinaas policy makers try to support growth in the world’s largest consumer of industrial metals.
CURRENCIES – The dollar reached a one-week high versus the yen before the Federal Reserve announces a policy decision today as signs of U.S. economic growth fuel speculation policy makers are moving toward raising interest rates.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Current Account and CAD Wholesale Sales m/m due at 8:30, Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30, MPC Member Haldane Speaks MPC Member Haldane Speaks AT 13:30, FOMC Statement at 14:00, FOMC Press Conference at 14:30, NZD GDP q/q 18:45 ET.