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STOCKS –European stocks rose, following U.S. equities higher, after a report that Russian war planes have finished military exercises near Ukraine. U.S. index futures and Asian shares also advanced.
BONDS – Treasuries fell for a second day as a rally in stocks reduced the allure of the safest assets before the U.S. sells $67 billion of coupon-bearing debt this week.
COMMODITIES – Wheat dropped for a third day as concerns eased that trade in the Black Sea region will be disrupted and on speculation U.S. farmers may harvest a larger crop than forecast by the government.
CURRENCIES – Mark Carney’s justification for keeping the Bank of England’s benchmark interest rate at a record low has the backing of economists, according to a Bloomberg survey.
ECONOMIC DATA – CAD Housing Starts due at 8:15, AUD NAB Business Confidence at 21:30 ET.