Asia's equities joined their global peers to rise on Thursday, with China's Shanghai Composite index finishing at a fresh multi-year high.
U.S. stocks closed higher as oil hit highs for the year and investors continued to digest financial earnings and economic reports.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open, as financial earnings continue to dominate news flow and economic data continued to indicate tepid growth.
U.S. government debt prices slipped on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said U.S. economic growth has been "slight" and "steady."
Asian stocks saw choppy trade on Wednesday following China's first-quarter gross domestic product.
European equities closed higher on Wednesday, unchanged after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its monetary policy decision.
WTI closed up 32 cents after a tribal group made up of former Al Qaeda militants took control of a major oil terminal in Yemen.
The dollar traded lower across the board after an earlier rebound versus the euro amid the ECB's reiteration of its dovish stance on monetary policy.
Gold turned higher on Wednesday as the dollar pared gains after weaker than expected U.S. economic data.
U.S. stocks closed mixed on Tuesday as investors digested the first of the major earnings reports and moderate economic data.
U.S. government debt prices edged down on Tuesday after earlier gains on retail sales data came in a bit weaker than expected.
European shares finished mostly lower on Tuesday, amid caution over a ECB meeting this week and the possibility of a blockbuster M&A deal.
North Dakota's February oil production fell 15,000 barrels per day versus January's output, monthly data from the state showed on Tuesday.
The dollar tumbled after five straight days of gains, as investors took advantage of weaker-than-expected retail sales to lighten hefty positions.
Asian stocks closed mixed on Tuesday on the back of profit-taking and as investors looked ahead to the earnings season.
Gold cut losses as the dollar turned lower after retail sales and PPI came in weaker than expected.
U.S. stocks closed lower, ending three consecutive days of gains as investors remained cautious ahead of earnings season.
European equities closed mixed on Monday, as investors paused for breath after stellar gains last week.
Gold dropped for a fourth session in five on Monday, drifting almost 1 percent below $1,200 an ounce as the dollar firmed.
Crude futures relinquished early gains ahead of the close as a global supply glut continued to cap gains.
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