Asian equities were mixed on the last trading day of the week as concerns over Ebola and China offset gains on Wall Street.
Stocks surged Thursday after Caterpillar boosted its profit outlook.
U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a lower open on Wall St on Friday after the first Ebola case is confirmed in New York.
European shares enjoyed a late-stage rally after better-than-expected economic data and in spite of worries over lackluster earnings.
Gold fell around 1 percent as stronger-than-expected economic data and upbeat corporate results boosted global equity markets.
The dollar rallied on Thursday as investors plowed cash back into riskier asset classes, with an underpinning of promising data.
Oil prices rose on news Saudi Arabia cut its supply to the market in September and on strong economic data from Europe and China.
U.S. sovereign bond prices have fallen slightly after better-than-expected PMI data.
Asian equities declined on Thursday as investors focused on key Chinese manufacturing data and sliding oil prices.
Stocks rose on Wednesday following the S&P 500's biggest jump in a year, amid quarterly earnings.
European shares overcame a day of fluctuations to close higher on Wednesday, amid speculation over the results of an upcoming bank stress test.
U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a sharply higher open on Wall Street after Caterpillar reported better-than-expected earnings.
Gold slipped from the previous day's six-week peak as the dollar rose to a one-week high against the euro and on signs of softening physical demand.
Oil prices slipped on Wednesday after data showed a second consecutive weekly jump in U.S. crude oil stockpiles.
The US dollar extended broad-based gains on Wednesday after slightly higher-than-expected US inflation data and amid concerns over European banks.
U.S. sovereign bonds traded at session lows on Wednesday, as U.S. inflation data came in tame.
Asia equities were mostly higher on Wednesday following a strong U.S. lead and reports of bond purchases by the European Central Bank.
Stocks rose Tuesday as investors cheered earnings from companies including Apple.
European shares traded sharply higher as buying was fueled by earnings and reports that the ECB would provide extra liquidity in the near future.
Gold rose to a one-month high on Tuesday as the dollar edged down slightly and on worries over a slowdown in the global economy.
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