Asian shares rose on Thursday, boosted by better-than-expected Australian jobs data from Australia and a surprise rate cut in South Korea.
U.S. stocks closed mildly lower on amid continued concern over dollar gains and the timing of a Fed interest rate hike.
The euro extended its unrelenting fall, dropping 1 percent to below $1.06 for the first time in 12 years as the ECB's QE program hammered bond yields.
European equities closed higher on Wednesday, bouncing back heavy losses seen in the previous session.
Gold dropped close to its lowest in more than three months on Wednesday, looking set for an eighth consecutive session of losses.
US crude closed at its lowest since February after oil inventories in the United States hit record highs.
Asian equities were lower across the board on Wednesday, pressured by a plunge on Wall Street overnight and as a string of China data fell short of expectations.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly higher open on Thursday, as investors mulled the impact of the strong U.S. dollar and economic data.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a sharply lower open on Tuesday, as a fresh dip in the oil price weighed on investor sentiment.
The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-year notes at a high yield of 1.104 percent, the highest since April 2011.
Europe closed sharply down on Tuesday, as the sell-off in US stocks gained momentum, with investors spooked by oil price weakness and dollar strength.
Key bourses in Asia nursed losses on Tuesday, as a mixed bag of Chinese inflation data offset a positive lead from Wall Street.
Gold fell almost 1 percent to a three-month low as the dollar rose to a near 12-year peak versus the euro on renewed expectations of U.S. rate hike.
A rallying dollar punished oil on Tuesday, with Brent prices falling more than U.S. crude as players took profit on recent highs in the spread.
The euro sank below $1.08 for the first time in almost 12 years, as the latest round of dollar gains brought into focus a run towards parity.
U.S. stocks closed higher on Monday, recovering from Friday's sharp decline as investors took a more positive outlook on the strong jobs report.
U.S. government debt prices ticked slightly higher, weighing on yields on Monday, following February's better-than-expected employment report.
European equities finished lower on Monday as the European Central Bank kicked off its bond-buying program.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher start to Wall Street trade on Wednesday, as European shares rose following a global selloff on Tuesday.
Fears that an interest rate hike in the United States is imminent drove Asian stock markets outside Shanghai lower on Monday.
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