UPDATED 6:30 am ET
STOCKS – A decline in bank shares led European stocks lower, with HSBC Holdings Plc weighing on the benchmark index amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. U.S. index futures and Asian shares also dropped.
BONDS – Treasuries headed for their worst month this year as an improving economy spurred traders to boost bets the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates next year.
COMMODITIES – Soybeans fell to the lowest level since 2010 after China suspended import approval on two genetically modified traits and U.S. farmers began harvesting a record crop. Corn rebounded from a five-year low.
CURRENCIES – TNew Zealand’s dollar was set for its biggest three-day drop since 2011 after the Reserve Bank said its currency sales in August were the most in seven years. The greenback extended its biggest monthly gain since 2012.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Personal Spending m/m due at 8:30, Pending Home Sales m/m at 10:00, NZD ANZ Business Confidence at 20:00, CNY HSBC Final Manufacturing PMI at 21:45 ET.