UPDATED 6:55 ET
STOCKS – European stocks rose, rebounding from their biggest loss in more than five weeks, as investors speculated that the military standoff in Ukraine will not lead to war. U.S. index futures and Asian shares also climbed.
BONDS – Treasuries fell, retreating with their counterparts from developed nations, as signs the crisis in Ukraine is easing reduced demand for haven assets.
COMMODITIES – Crude Oil dropped from the highest price since September amid speculation that heightened tension between Russia and Ukraine is unlikely to result in a disruption to oil supplies.
CURRENCIES – The Australian dollar weakened against most of its 16 major peers after the Reserve Bank said the exchange rate remains high following a decision to keep borrowing costs at a record low today.
ECONOMIC DATA – AUD GDP q/q due at 19:30 ET.