Pre-market trading activity and scheduled economic data that may have an impact on the global financial markets.
WORLD HEADLINES – European stocks advanced and Spanish 10-year bond yields fell to a record low on speculation Mario Draghi will show a bias for extending the European Central Bank’s stimulus measures.
STOCKS – The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index rose 0.4 percent after Chinese trade data showed export declines moderated in dollar terms last month and imports unexpectedly grew.
BONDS – U.S. Treasuries due in a decade were steady and yielded 1.53 percent. The probability of the Fed boosting benchmark interest rates at its meeting this month has dropped 10 percentage points this week to 22 percent, futures prices indicate.
COMMODITIES – Crude climbed 2 percent on signs a U.S. glut is easing. It’s risen more than 7 percent in the past week amid optimism major producers will agree measures to support prices.
CURRENCIES – Australia’s dollar led gains among 16 major currencies with a 0.7 percent advance and the euro rose 0.3 percent.
ECONOMIC DATA – EUR Minimum Bid Rate due at 7:45, US Unemployment Claims, CAD Canadian Building Permits and ECB Press Conference at 8:30, Natural Gas Storage at 10:30, Crude Oil Inventories at 11:00, CNY PPI y/y at 21:30 ET.
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