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STOCKS – European stocks rose, rebounding from a five-day slump, as takeover activity increased and investors bet the financial troubles of Banco Espirito Santo SA won’t spiral into an euro-area banking crisis. U.S. index futures also advanced, while Asian shares fell.
 
BONDS –  Treasuries headed for their biggest weekly gain in almost four months as renewed financial stress in Europe spurred demand for the relative safety of U.S. debt..
 
COMMODITIES – Gold traded near the highest in almost four months, heading for the longest run of weekly gains since March.
 
CURRENCIES – The pound fell against most of its 16 major peers in the past five days after data this week showed industrial output slumped, house price gains slowed and the U.K. trade deficit widened. 
 
ECONOMIC DATA – CAD Employment Change due at 8:30, Crop Production at 12:00, Grains World Markets and Trade at 12:15 ET.
 
 
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