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STOCKS – European stocks rose, extending a six-year high, amid better-than-forecast earnings from ThyssenKrupp AG to Airbus Group NV. U.S. index futures and Asian shares advanced.
BONDS – Treasury yields were near the highest level in a week on speculation a government report today will show U.S. retail sales rose for a third month.
COMMODITIES – Crude Oil climbed to its highest intraday level in two weeks amid speculation that crude stockpiles declined again in the U.S., the world’s biggest oil consumer.
CURRENCIES – The euro slumped against most major currencies after reports that Germany’s central bank is open to unconventional easing measures in the euro zone, if needed to tackle low inflation.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Core Retail Sales due at 8:30, Business Inventories at 10:00, RBNZ Financial Stability Report at 17:00, RBNZ Gov Wheeler Speaks at 5:05, NZD Retail Sales at 18:45 ET.