European Stock Futures Advance

European stock futures advanced before a report that may show a measure of euro-area manufacturing and services increased and as investors awaited progress in budget talks in Washington. U.S. index futures gained, while Asian shares were little changed.
Danny Alexander outlines requirements for any deals
22:32 - Bloomberg - Britain is days away from voting for its next government and polls are still putting Labour and the Conservatives neck and neck. While the murmurings of coalition negotiations are beginning to take hold, Danny Alexander told Bloomberg there are certain policies his party won’t budge on. But away from Westminster, the Highland Liberal Democrat candidate is keeping a close eye on the growing popularity of the Scottish National Party. (Source: Bloomberg)
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