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>> STOCKS – European stocks were little changed, following two days of advances, after U.K. industrial production climbed for a second month, while China’s factory output missed estimates. U.S. stock-index futures and Asian shares were little changed.
>> BONDS – Italy’s government bonds advanced for a third day after a report showed the nation’s industrial output rose more in October than economists forecast, adding to optimism the nation is recovering from its debt crisis.
>> COMMODITIES – Gold gained for a third day, the best run in three weeks, on speculation physical purchases may increase after prices reached a five-month low on the outlook for reduced U.S. stimulus.
>> CURRENCIES – The British Pound climbed to the strongest level in more than two years versus the dollar after a gauge of U.K. house prices rose to the highest in more than a decade.
>> ECONOMIC DATA – US JOLTS Job Openings due at 10:00, JPY Core Machinery Orders at 18:50 ET.