WORLD HEADLINES – Stocks fell around the world, while government bonds climbed with the dollar as China export figures signaled a deeper slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy just as policymakers prepare to raise interest rates in the biggest.
STOCKS – S&P 500 Index futures sold-off following data from China, signaling a lower Wall Street opening bell.
BONDS – Benchmark U.S. 10-year yields slid to 1.74 percent, after climbing to the highest level since June on Wednesday.
COMMODITIES – Copper and other industrial metals were flushed lower by the China jitters, while safe-haven gold edged up following a 6 percent slump over the last three weeks.
CURRENCIES – The euro dropped under $1.10 for the first time in almost three months as the dollar pressure was compounded by a Reuters report that the ECB was considering a number of changes to its 1.5 trillion euro bond buying program.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Unemployment Claims, Natural Gas Storage at 10:30, Crude Oil Inventories at 11:00, Bond Auction at 13:01, CNY PPI at 21:30 ET.
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