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STOCKS – European stocks rose for a third day as manufacturing gains in China and the euro area boosted investor confidence the global economic recovery is on track. U.S. stock-index futures and Asian shares were little changed.
BONDS – A gauge of bonds around the world extended its advance to the highest level in 14 months after the International Monetary Fund said the Federal Reserve may keep interest rates near zero for longer than investors anticipate.
COMMODITIES – China’s gold imports from Hong Kong fell for a fourth month in June amid weaker demand from retailers and a deepening probe into commodities being used in financing deals.
CURRENCIES – New Zealand’s dollar slid the most in nine months as the nation’s central bank warned of the potential for a “significant fall” in the currency.
ECONOMIC DATA -US Unemployment Claims due at 8:30, Flash Manufacturing PMI at 9:45, New Home Sales at 10:00, Natural Gas Storage at 10:30, NZD ANZ Business Confidence at 21:00 ET.