U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street, ahead of the release of GDP figures and the Fed's policy decision.
U.S. Treasury bonds crept lower on Wednesday, ahead of second-quarter GDP figures and the Federal Reserve's latest policy decision.
European shares were mixed in morning trade on Wednesday as investors reacted to fresh sanctions against Russia and corporate earnings.
Gold was trading in a tight range below $1,300 an ounce, as investors nervously awaited the end of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.
Brent crude oil steadied around $108 a barrel in a market that has been range-bound as ample supplies offset political risks.
The dollar hovered near a six-month high against a basket of currencies as investors awaited a Federal Reserve policy decision.
Asian equity markets were mostly higher on Wednesday ahead of key risk events in the United States.
Stocks fell Tuesday as geopolitical issues came back into play, offsetting upbeat earnings.
Bond prices were higher on Tuesday after the U.S. government's auction of five-year Treasury notes, the second of three debt auctions this week.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday, as investors reacted to corporate earnings while keeping an eye for fresh sanctions against Russia.
Gold held above $1,300 an ounce, supported by geopolitical tensions and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week.
Fears over Ukraine unrest and an upcoming slew of US data are also pushing some currencies slightly down against the dollar.
Oil prices fell on Tuesday, with U.S. crude leading the decline as a refinery fire in Kansas curbed demand for the benchmark.
Asian stocks rose for a second session on Tuesday on hopes that growth in the world's second-largest economy has finally stabilized.
U.S. stock-index futures rose Tuesday as investors looked to economic reports, earnings and the Fed's mid-week policy decision.
Stocks were little changed on Monday amid activity on the corporate-deal front.
The Treasury Department auctioned $29 billion of 2-year notes at a high yield of 0.54 percent, the highest yield since May 2011.
European shares closed lower on Monday, with investors focused on corporate earnings as well as developments in Ukraine and Gaza.
Oil fell as weak demand in Europe and Asia and ample supply in the Atlantic basin outweighed political drama in Ukraine and the Middle East.
The euro climbed from an eight-month low on Thursday after German and French business activity beat expectations.
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