UPDATED 7:30 ET
STOCKS – European stocks advanced, after the region’s equities posted their first back-to-back losses in more than three weeks. U.S. index futures were little changed, while Asian shares outside Japan rose.
BONDS – Treasury 10-year notes declined for the first time in five days before the U.S. auctions $21 billion of the benchmark securities today.
COMMODITIES -Soybeans rose to the highest level in 10 months on speculation the U.S. will lower its outlook for domestic and global inventories by the end of the 2013-14 season from a month ago. Corn and wheat rose to a one-week high.
CURRENCIES – The pound snapped a two-day gain versus the dollar after an industry report showed prices of goods in shops dropped more in March than economists forecast.
ECONOMIC DATA – Crude Oil Inventories due at 10:30, US 10-y Bond Auction at 13:01, FOMC Meeting Minutes at 14:00, AUD Unemployment Rate at 21:30 ET