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STOCKS – European stocks were little changed as a rally in ASML Holding NV offset a decline in ABB Ltd. U.S. stock futures were also little changed, while Asian shares rose.
BONDS – Treasuries fell for a second day as signs the U.S. recovery is accelerating boosted speculation the Federal Reserve will keep reducing its debt-purchase program.
COMMODITIES – Copper fell in London amid speculation Chinese holidays next week will sap demand in the world’s biggest consumer of the metal at a time when reports suggest the nation’s economy is slowing.
CURRENCIES – The pound climbed to the strongest level in a year against the euro after a government report showed the jobless rate dropped more than economists forecast to the lowest in almost five years.
ECONOMIC DATA – CAD BOC Rate Statement due at 10:00, BOC Press Conference at 11:15, CHY HSBC Flash Manufacturing PMI at 20:45 ET.