European stocks declined the most in five weeks amid increasing geopolitical tension after Russia’s parliament authorized President Vladimir Putin to deploy troops in Ukraine. U.S. index futures and Asian shares also fell.
Stocks fell, with a global index of equities tumbling the most in a month, and the ruble dropped to an all-time low as Russia’s threat to invade Ukraine prompted an emerging-market sell-off. The yen, Treasuries and gold rose as investors sought havens, while wheat and natural gas climbed.
U.S. employers probably added more than twice as many workers to payrolls in January than the prior month while the jobless rate held at a five-year low of 6.7 percent, data in the coming week may show.