Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday as a break down in negotiations over Greece, along with a mixed bag of earnings, depressed trading sentiment.
European markets ended lower as investors focused on negotiations between Greece and the rest of the euro zone over its debts.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Wednesday, after the Greek government said it would request a loan extension from the euro zone.
Gold rose for a third straight session, as the dollar weakened before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on how to proceed with Greece.
The euro inched higher ahead of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers that investors expect will find enough common ground to support Greece.
Oil rose to near $62 a barrel, supported by concerns over the escalating conflict with Islamic State militants in Libya.
Asian markets traded broadly higher amid choppy trade Monday, with Japanese shares charging up to a 8-year high.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Friday, following forecast-beating growth data from the euro zone and a firming oil price.
U.S. government debt prices slipped on Friday, pushing yields comfortably over 2 percent, as oil prices firmed.
European equities ended higher Friday with investor sentiment boosted by better-than-expected growth numbers.
US stock index futures signaled a lower open on Tuesday, following Europe, after talks between Greece and its euro zone partners broke down.
Oil rose above $60 a barrel on Friday for the first time this year, bringing its gain this week to almost 4 percent.
The euro edged higher on Friday, putting it on course for a third straight week of gains, its best performance in just under a year.
Gold rose as the dollar weakened on disappointing U.S. data, but prices heading for a third week of losses on expectations of higher US interest rates
Asian markets opened mixed on Friday as a stronger yen curbed risk appetite in Tokyo, while a strong close on Wall Street boosted sentiment elsewhere.
Stocks closed sharply higher as investors cheered a deal between Russia and Ukraine, amid firming oil prices and strong earnings reports.
US Treasurys rose from overnight lows as weaker-than-expected retail sales and jobless claims inserted some caution into the economic backdrop
European equities ended higher on Thursday as investors cheering a peace deal agreed between Ukraine and Russia.
The dollar dropped across the board on Thursday after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data.
Crude oil futures climbed on Thursday, arresting a two-session losing streak, as industry spending cuts and a weaker dollar spurred buying.
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