1. Euro surges on ECB comments. The euro rose against the dollar in Asia on Monday after the European Central Bank chief's positive comments last week about the beleaguered eurozone's outlook, analysts said. The euro was at $1.3394 in morning Asian trade Monday as compared to $1.3341 in the US late Friday. The US dollar was at 89.53 yen from 89.18 yen, and the euro traded at 119.92 yen from 119.00 yen.
2. Stock index futures trade flat to higher. Stock index futures pointed to a flat to higher open on Wall Street on Monday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.1 percent at 0844 GMT.