UPDATED 7:15 am ET
STOCKS – European stocks advanced on better-than-forecast profit reports from EON SE and Swiss Life Holding AG. (SLHN) U.S. index futures and Asian shares also gained.
BONDS – Treasury 10-year notes were at the cheapest level in a week against their Group-of-Seven peers before the U.S. government auctions $24 billion of the securities today.
COMMODITIES – Copper fell to a six-week low in London after Chinese industrial production unexpectedly slid, stoking concern about the outlook for demand in the biggest consumer of the metal.
CURRENCIES – The euro approached a nine-month low versus the dollar before reports that analysts said will show growth in the region weakened and inflation slowed, adding to signs the bloc’s economy is struggling to recover.
ECONOMIC DATA – USA Core Retail Sales m/m due at 8:30, FOMC Member Dudley Speaks at 9:05, Business Inventories m/m at 10:00, Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30, NZD Retail Sales q/q at 18:45 ET.