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STOCKS – European stocks were little changed after Italy cut its economic-growth forecasts and as investors weighed the possibility the region’s central bank might buy low-grade Greek bank loans. U.S. index futures were also little changed, while Asian shares fell.
BONDS – Germany auctioned 10-year bonds to yield less than 1 percent for the first time as a weakening euro-area economy and prospects of further stimulus from the European Central Bank cut borrowing costs across the region.
COMMODITIES – Corn slumped to the lowest in five years after a U.S. government report showed domestic inventories before the start of this year’s record harvest were bigger than analysts predicted.
CURRENCIES – The dollar strengthened above 110 yen for the first time since August 2008 before a report that economists said will show U.S. companies added more than 200,000 workers for a sixth month.
ECONOMIC DATA – US ADP Non-Farm Employment Change due at 8:15, ISM Manufacturing PMI at 10:00, Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30, NZD GDT Price Index (tentative), AUD Building Approvals m/m at 21:30 ET.