The dollar rose against the euro on Thursday as data indicating resilience in the U.S. labor market allayed concerns about the pace of the economic recovery.
U.S. Treasurys prices slipped on Thursday, as better-than-expected labor market data and gains in the stock market nicked the safe haven bid in bonds.
Risk appetite returned to European markets on Thursday, as investor confidence got a further boost from the news that the U.K. avoided a triple-dip recession in the first quarter.
Gains in Asia continued for a second session on Thursday but momentum was tepid due to a lack of fresh catalysts as investors look ahead to the Bank of Japan's policy decision due Friday.
Gold is clawing its way back up amid signs that demand for the precious metal is soaring a week after a massive sell-off sent prices to their lowest level in more than two years.
Apple briefly got some of its shine back, after it delivered a package of capital programs that shareholders have been clamoring for.
U.S. stock index futures shaved their early gains following a weaker-than-expected durable goods orders report and as Apple shares weighed.
The euro rose against the dollar and yen on Monday after Italy finally formed a government, ending two months of political uncertainty.
Trade in Asia's stock markets was relatively quiet on Monday with volume subdued because of holidays in Japan and China while disappointing U.S. economic growth dampened risk appetite.
Searches of financial terms on Google can be used to predict the direction of the stock market, according to an analysis of search engine behavior.
The euro rose against the dollar on Wednesday, reversing a drop to a near three-week low earlier in the global session.
European shares closed higher on Wednesday, after weak German business sentiment data spurred hopes the ECB might move to cut interest rates when it meets next week.
Asia's stock markets saw a return of risk appetite on Wednesday as major regional indices rose to fresh highs, boosted by a 1 percent rally on Wall Street.
In at least a roundabout way, Apple's precipitous and rapid fall has been the stock market's gain.
Gold may have seen its low price for now, amid signs of consumer and hedge fund interest in the precious metal, analysts say.
U.S. Treasurys were little changed on Tuesday after surging briefly on a fake Twitter message from a hacked Associated Press account claiming explosions at the White House.
It's make-or-break time for the first-quarter earnings season, and it comes just as the stock market is showing signs of strain.
Asian stock markets traded cautiously on Friday as investors digested a raft of regional corporate earnings and as attention turned to first-quarter U.S. GDP figures for signs of whether the rally on Wall Street can continue.
The global economy is showing signs of slowing yet global stock markets are back near their highs for the year on growing expectations the ECB will soon join other central banks with a more expansionary policy.
Gold rose to settle about $1,421 per ounce, supported by strong physical buying after last week hitting a two-year low, but investors reduced holdings of bullion in the top exchange-traded fund to the lowest in nearly three years.
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.