Pre-market trading activity and scheduled economic data that may have an impact on the global financial markets.
STOCKS – The Stoxx Europe 600 Index was up 0.4 percent while S&P 500 Index futures increased 0.2 percent during the overnight trading session.
BONDS – Treasuries were little changed ahead of the U.S. non-farm payrolls data due at 8:30 am ET. A Reuters poll predicts the world’s largest economy added 180,000 jobs in July.
COMMODITIES – Aluminum and zinc led metals higher, while U.S. crude slid after the biggest two-day increase in more than a month.
CURRENCIES – The US dollar was flat against a basket of currencies, having fallen 2 percent last week after the poor growth numbers – its worst showing since April .
ECONOMIC DATA – US Non-Farm Employment Change and CAD Unemployment Rate due at 8:30, CAD Ivey PMI at 10:00 ET.
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