UPDATED 7:20 am ET
STOCKS – European stocks were little changed, with the benchmark index heading for the biggest weekly loss since early April, as investors awaited data on U.S. consumer confidence to gauge the outlook for the world’s largest economy. U.S. index futures and Asian shares declined.
BONDS – Treasuries rose, sending benchmark 10-year yields to the lowest level in three weeks, as a Citigroup Inc. index showed U.S. economic data is failing to beat estimates before job data next week.
COMMODITIES – Copper pared a climb to a four-week high in London as supplies of the metal that can be removed from warehouses expanded amid speculation demand is slowing.
CURRENCIES – Gold traded near a two-month high in London as investors weighed signs of an uneven U.S. economic recovery. Silver reached the highest level since March.
ECONOMIC DATA – CAD RMPI m/m due at 8:30, US Revised UoM Consumer Sentiment at 9:55 ET.