Japanese index futures climbed as the yen traded near a six-month low versus the dollar. Australian stocks retreated a third day after U.S. equities declined, while copper futures fell as crude oil gained.
U.S. stocks fell, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index extending declines in the final hour of trading, amid data showed manufacturing unexpectedly climbed last month and reports on holiday retail sales.
Government bonds fell around the world after manufacturing grew more than forecast in the U.S., euro area and China. Gold sank and U.S. stocks retreated while the dollar strengthened against most major peers.
The first spending decline on a Black Friday weekend since 2009 reinforced projections for a lackluster holiday, increasing chances retailers will extend the deep discounts already hurting their profit margins.