European stocks advanced for a second day, after the Stoxx Europe 600 climbed the most in three weeks, as investors awaited data on U.S. durable-goods orders. U.S. index futures were little changed, while Asian shares rose.
The Stoxx 600 added 0.3 percent to 329.66 at 8:23 a.m. in London. The benchmark index for European stocks yesterday gained 1.3 percent, the most since March 4, amid signs that the U.S. economy has rebounded from a harsh winter. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures increased 0.1 percent today, while the MSCI Asia Pacific Index gained 1 percent.
A report at 8:30 a.m. New York time will show U.S. durable-goods orders excluding the volatile transportation category rose 0.3 percent in February after gaining 1.1 percent the previous month, according to the average economist estimate in a Bloomberg News survey.
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