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>> STOCKS – European stocks were little changed as a gauge of mining companies declined, offsetting a report that showed Chinese exports climbed more than expected. U.S. index futures were little changed, while Asian shares gained.
>> BONDS – Germany’s government bonds stayed higher as industrial production unexpectedly dropped for a second month, adding to speculation policy makers will keep borrowing costs low for longer to support growth.
>> COMMODITIES – Premiums for imported copper in China, the
world’s biggest consumer, remained near a record on demand for import financing even as the country moved to control capital inflows.
>> CURRENCIES – The yen weakened as global stocks advanced before regional Federal Reserve presidents speak amid speculation the U.S. central bank will consider reducing monetary stimulus as early as next week.
>> ECONOMIC DATA – BOE Gov Carney Speaks at 12:15, FOMC Member Bullard Speaks at 1:01, AUD NAB
Business Confidence at 19:30 ET.