Stocks rose around the world with shares in Europe and the US headed for weekly gains before data on American payrolls. Commodities rallied from an eight-month low as China's imports accelerated. The MSCI All-Country World Index added 0.2 per cent at 6:30am in New York . Standard & Poor's 500 Index futures added 0.3 per cent, signalling the gauge will extend this week's 0.4 per cent advance. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index, which tracks the US currency against 10 of its major counterparts, gained 0.3 per cent this week. The S&P GSCI Index of 24 commodities rose 0.7 per cent as oil jumped 1.1 per cent and copper rallied from a three-week low. Corporate credit markets are poised for their busiest week for new issuance since March 2011 . China's imports rose the most in five months in December, and industrial production in France and Spain beat estimates, other data showed on Friday. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index increased 0.7 per cent, extending this week's advance to one per cent. Four shares rose for every one that declined in the gauge, with trading volumes 7.6 per cent above the 30-day average. Swatch Group added 4.2 per cent after disclosing a positive outlook for 2014. Deutsche Lufthansa jumped 7.2 per cent for the biggest increase in the Stoxx 600 after Europe's second-largest airline said fuel and unit costs will decline this year as the carrier uses bigger, more modern planes. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index added 0.2 per cent, trimming this week's decline to 1.5 per cent. A gauge of mainland shares in Hong Kong fluctuated, while the Shanghai Composite Index decreased 0.7 per cent after China's trade data showed inbound shipments increased 8.3 per cent from a year earlier. That compares with the median estimate for five per cent growth in a Bloomberg News survey. China's exports rose 4.3 per cent with the trade surplus at $25.6 billion , narrower than projected. India's S&P BSE Sensex added 0.2 per cent. Infosys Ltd. , the nation's second-largest software exporter, jumped 2.9 per cent after raising its sales forecast. The rupee strengthened 0.2 per cent, erasing this week's decline. Thailand's SET Index dropped 0.2 per cent. Anti-government protesters plan to surround government offices and occupy major intersections in Bangkok starting Jan. 13 to obstruct February 2 elections and force caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down. Petroleo Brasileiro SA led more than $54 billion of corporate bond sales in euros and pounds this week as measures of credit risk fell to the lowest since January 2010 . The Markit iTraxx Europe Index of credit-default swaps on 125 investment grade companies was little changed on Friday at 71.5 basis points.
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