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STOCKS – European stocks advanced, after equities climbed the most in more than a month last week, as Ukrainian and Russian officials met for talks. U.S. index futures rose, while Asian shares were little changed.
BONDS – Treasury 10-year notes fell for the first time in four days as yields near the lowest level in 14 months and easing geopolitical tensions from Ukraine to Iraq eroded demand for the safest securities.
COMMODITIES – Hedge funds extended the longest bearish streak for soybeans in eight years as improving crop conditions bolster prospects for a record harvest in the U.S., the world’s largest grower.
CURRENCIES – The pound rose from near a four- month low versus the dollar after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said an expectation of a recovery in wages may prompt policy makers to increase interest rates.
ECONOMIC DATA – USA NAHB Housing Market Index due at 10:00, AUD Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes at 21:30 ET.