UPDATED 6:55 am ET
STOCKS – European stocks rose after companies including Actelion Ltd. and Swedbank AB posted better-than- estimated earnings. U.S. index futures were also advanced.
BONDS – For all the gyrations in bonds over the past week, government securities are beating stocks in October by the most in two years.
COMMODITIES – Brent crude rose for the third time in four sessions as China’s economic growth beat analysts’ estimates, increasing demand for oil. West Texas Intermediate also climbed.
CURRENCIES – The euro declined against the dollar after Reuters reported the European Central Bank is looking to buy corporate bonds on the secondary markets, damping demand for the shared currency.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Existing Home Sales due at 10:00, AUD CPI q/q at 20:30 ET.