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WORLD HEADLINES – Global stocks rose to its highest level in almost two weeks, while raw-materials prices climbed for a sixth day, after the Fed on Wednesday left interest rates unchanged and scaled back its projections for hikes in 2017 and beyond.
STOCKS – Futures on the S&P 500 rose, indicating U.S. equities will extend gains after rising 1.1 percent in the last session.
BONDS – Germany’s 10-year bund yield slid to minus 0.05 percent, having ended the last session near zero. The rate on similar-maturity U.S. Treasuries fell one basis point to 1.64 percent, after decreasing four basis points on Wednesday.
COMMODITIES – Oil extended gains after weekly government data showed U.S. crude inventories dropped by 6.2 million barrels last week to the lowest since February.
CURRENCIES – The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.3 percent, after sliding 0.7 percent in the aftermath of the Fed’s decision.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Unemployment Claims due at 8:30, ECB President Draghi Speaks at 9:00, GBP MPC Member Cunliffe Speaks at 9:30, Existing Home Sales at10:00, Natural Gas Storage at 10:30, BOE Gov Carney Speaks at 13:00 ET.
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