Pre-market trading activity and scheduled economic data that may have an impact on the global financial markets.
WORLD HEADLINES – A rout in financial markets that’s wiped some $2 trillion off the value of global equities over the past week showed signs of easing, with European stocks climbing for the first time in five days as oil and metals prices gained.
STOCKS – S&P 500 Index futures were little changed after the gauge of U.S. equities ended Tuesday 1.5 percent lower amid declines in commodity-related companies.
BONDS – The yield on 10-year Treasuries fell one basis point to 1.72 percent, following a six basis point gain on Tuesday.
COMMODITIES – Crude oil traded sideways ahead of official data due later today that are forecast to show U.S. supplies rose by 4 million barrels, exacerbating a glut.
CURRENCIES – The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index, a gauge of the greenback against 10 peers, was little changed after climbing 0.7 percent on Tuesday.
ECONOMIC DATA – CAD Gov Council Member Wilkins Speaks at 6:50, US Import Prices m/m at 8:30, Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30, NZD GDP q/q 19:45, AUD Employment Change at 21:30 ET.
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