U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday ahead of a hectic day of data releases, following the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Europe markets fluctuated in morning trade on Tuesday with investors reacting to corporate earnings and concerns that Greece is finally about to default on its loan repayments.
Asian shares largely rise, with markets in China and Tokyo clinching fresh multi-year highs, despite an absence of fresh cues offshore.
European equities closed lower on Monday amid low volumes, with a number of markets shut for the holiday weekend.
Oil fell to around $65 a barrel, pressured by the possibility U.S. shale oil producers could increase drilling and by a stronger dollar.
Stock markets in Asia mostly rise on Monday, with Tokyo and Shanghai scoring fresh multi-year highs.
Crude oil futures edged lower towards $65 as the dollar strengthened, with a public holiday in the U.S. and much of Europe keeping trading muted.
The dollar scaled a one-month high, having remained bid after comments from Janet Yellen reinforced a tightening bias on interest rates.
The dollar hit a one-month high against a basket of major currencies after stronger-than-expected underlying U.S. inflation bolstered the Fed's case for a rate hike.
Gold fell nearly 1 percent to a two-week low as the dollar pushed higher following recent comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
Gold prices fell slightly, as the dollar gained traction against major currency rivals, on signs the Fed is preparing to tighten monetary policy.
U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday as investors eyed inflation data and Fed Chair Yellen's speech ahead of the long weekend.
Yields remained higher on Friday after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said a interest rate hike will be appropriate this year if the economy improves.
European equities closed mixed on Friday as investors focused on a central banking forum in Portugal and a speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
Gold was on course for its biggest weekly decline in four weeks, as the dollar rebounded after a stronger-than-expected rise in core consumer prices.
The U.S. dollar turned higher on Friday, spurred off its early losses by a U.S. inflation report uptick.
The Shanghai Composite clinched a fresh seven-year high on Friday, while markets in Japan edged up to finish at their highest levels in 15 years.
The weekly rig count has fallen every week since Dec. 12, though the pace of declines has fallen in recent weeks.
U.S. stocks traded in a narrow range on Thursday as investors eyed slightly lower bond yields and mostly shook off the morning's mixed economic data.
Government debt prices rose on Thursday following the release of weekly US jobless claims and existing home sales.
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