The yen rose against the dollar and the euro on Tuesday, rebounding from losses as falling stock markets worldwide prompted safe-haven demand for the Japanese currency.
U.S. oil futures rose to a four-week high on Tuesday, on expectations of the start up of a pipeline from Cushing.
Gold settled lower and near a five-month low as strong U.S. economic data stoked fears of an early end to the Federal Reserve's stimulus.
European equities closed sharply lower on Tuesday after disappointing data from the euro zone and increased concerns about tapering.
U.S. Treasurys prices edged up on Tuesday on a light day of data before Friday's employment report for November.
U.S. stocks pulled lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average extending losses into a third session.
Asian equity markets were mixed on Wednesday with Japan leading losses on profit-taking while Chinese shares rallied on news of financial reforms.
The dollar rose against the yen and the euro on Wednesday.
U.S. crude oil futures rose more than $1 on Wednesday as government data showed an unexpected draw in stockpiles.
Gold pared earlier losses after US economic data but stayed close to a 5-month low on uncertainty over when the Fed will exit its stimulus.
Mainland shares pared losses on Monday following a volatile session that saw it drop 1.6 percent on fears over reforms in the IPO market.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a tepid Wall Street open on Tuesday, as caution set in ahead of Friday's non-farm payrolls jobs report.
Japan's Nikkei rose to a new six-month peak on Tuesday thanks to supportive comments from the Bank of Japan.
U.S. stocks fall.
U.S. bond prices continued their downward trend on Monday, ahead of a bumper week of data culminating in Friday's non-farm payrolls.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat-to-lower open on Monday, ahead of a bumper week of data culminating in Friday's non-farm payrolls.
Crude was mixed, but Brent was set for its biggest monthly gain since August, as unrest in Libya kept supply disruptions in focus.
Gold settled more than 2 percent lower on Monday after better-than-expected U.S. manufacturing data prompted bearish bets on bullion.
Crude jumped by more than $1 a barrel on Monday in reaction to strong manufacturing data from both China and the United States.
The dollar climbed to a more than six-month high against the yen on Monday on speculation the Bank of Japan may expand its already massive economic stimulus.
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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