U.S. Treasury bonds held losses on Thursday, ahead of retail sales data for November.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Thursday, ahead of retail sales data for November.
European equities traded lower on Thursday amid heightened expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve could taper sooner rather than later.
Brent oil futures fell below $109.50 a barrel on Thursday on several bearish signals.
Gold inched up on Thursday as some safe-haven bids emerged after equities and the dollar dropped on fears over an early end to the Federal Reserve's monetary stimulus.
The euro hovered near a two-year high against the dollar and a five-year peak versus the yen on Thursday.
Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday on speculation that the Federal Reserve could pull back on its stimulus program soon.
Stocks retreated for a second session Wednesday, with the S&P seeing its biggest loss in nearly five weeks, as the provisional budget deal in Washington raised speculation that the Federal Reserve could pull back on its stimulus program soon.
U.S. Treasurys prices slipped as investors focused on when the U.S. central bank is likely to pare back this $85-billion-a-month buying program.
European equities closed lower on Wednesday after a U.S. budget deal added to expectations the Fed will scale back stimulus soon.
Crude oil fell as a report showed a build in gasoline stocks and Libya said its ports could reopen by the weekend.
Gold ends lower after three days of gains, as a tentative U.S. budget deal returned the focus to the Federal Reserve's stimulus plans.
The euro rose for a seventh straight session against the dollar on Wednesday, driven by a combination of higher money market rates and a growing belief that the European Central Bank will keep interest rates low for some time but not cut them.
Asian stocks declined on Wednesday following a weak handover from Wall Street and as investors showed little reaction to news of a U.S. budget deal.
U.S. stock index futures wavered on either side of neutral Wednesday after U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to fund the government past mid-January added to expectations the Federal Reserve will start cutting back its stimulus program.
U.S. stocksfell on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 retreating from a record close.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, ahead of the publication of the JOLTS jobs openings report.
U.S. Treasurys prices rose as investors focused on when the U.S. central bank is likely to pare back this $85-billion-a-month buying program.
European equities closed lower on Tuesday as investors remained cautious over the timing of the Fed's reduction of its stimulus program.
U.S. Treasury bonds gyrated following the all-important non-farm payrolls report for November.
European shares were flat on Friday as talks over the "fiscal cliff" stalled.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday for a third consecutive session, with resurging worries about the global economic outlook undermining investor sentiment.
Standard & Poor's decision to cut Spain's credit rating to one notch above junk status is weighing on markets.
Asian shares dipped on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street after U.S. manufacturing activity hit a three-year low in November.
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