UPDATED 7:15 am ET
STOCKS – European stocks were little changed amid speculation the European Central Bank will boost stimulus measures and as some earnings reports missed estimates.U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, after equities posted their best performance in a year.
BONDS – Treasuries rose, set for their biggest rally since January in October, before a U.S. report economists predict will show consumer-price gains slowed for a third month.
COMMODITIES – West Texas Intermediate crude rose for the fourth time in five trading sessions before a report that may show motor-fuel inventories shrank to a two-year low in the U.S., the biggest oil consumer.
CURRENCIES – The euro slid for a second day against the dollar as investors weighed the prospects of additional easing policies from the European Central Bank.
ECONOMIC DATA – US CPI m/m and CAD Retail Sales m/m due at 8:30, CAD BOC Rate Statement at 10:00, Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30, CAD BOC Press Conference at 11:15, BOC Gov Poloz Speaks at 15:30, RBA Gov Stevens Speaks at 17:00, NZD CPI q/q at 17:45, CNY HSBC Flash Manufacturing PMI at 21:45 ET.