Pre-market trading activity and scheduled economic data that may have an impact on the global financial markets.
WORLD HEADLINES – Stocks climbed and the British pound jumped amid signs economies in China and the U.K. are stabilizing. The US dollar advanced against most of its peers while bonds retreated before Friday’s payrolls report.
STOCKS – S&P 500 Index futures rose 0.3 percent, indicating equities will bounce back from Wednesday 0.2 percent decline.
BONDS – The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasuries rose overnight and a 13 basis point jump in August that marked the biggest increase since June 2015.
COMMODITIES – Crude oil continued to weaken during the overnight trading session after Saudi Arabia pledged not to boost output to capacity as OPEC members plan to meet this month to discuss action to support the market.
CURRENCIES – The British pound surged after its Purchasing Managers Index, which dropped below the key 50 level in July, jumped by a record to 53.3.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Unemployment Claims due at 8:30, ISM Manufacturing PMI at 10:00, Natural Gas Storage at 10:30 ET.
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