RiosQuant – Overnight Trading Action in the Global Markets

STOCKS – European stocks rose for a second day, after the Stoxx Europe 600 Index posted its first full- weekly gain of 2014, as global regulators diluted a debt-limit plan for banks. U.S. futures declined, while Asian shares rose.

BONDS – Treasuries were little changed following their biggest rally in almost four months before reports this week that economists said will show U.S. retail sales growth slowed and inflation was in check.

COMMODITIES – Corn fluctuated after its biggest rally since August as the U.S. said production and reserves in the world’s biggest grower and exporter were smaller than forecast.

CURRENCIES – Australia’s dollar touched a one-month high on prospects a report this week will show jobs grew for a second month, enhancing local assets’ allure relative to the U.S., where labor data last week fell short of estimates.

ECONOMIC DATA – NZD NZIER Business Confidence due at 16:00 ET.

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