Gold rose as the dollar weakened on disappointing U.S. data, but prices heading for a third week of losses on expectations of higher US interest rates
Asian markets opened mixed on Friday as a stronger yen curbed risk appetite in Tokyo, while a strong close on Wall Street boosted sentiment elsewhere.
Stocks closed sharply higher as investors cheered a deal between Russia and Ukraine, amid firming oil prices and strong earnings reports.
US Treasurys rose from overnight lows as weaker-than-expected retail sales and jobless claims inserted some caution into the economic backdrop
European equities ended higher on Thursday as investors cheering a peace deal agreed between Ukraine and Russia.
The dollar dropped across the board on Thursday after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data.
Crude oil futures climbed on Thursday, arresting a two-session losing streak, as industry spending cuts and a weaker dollar spurred buying.
Gold rose on Thursday, lifting from a five-week low hit in earlier trade, helped by a lower dollar.
Asian stocks traded mixed on Thursday, as euro zone finance ministers failed to reach a deal with Greece, while losses in oil prices overnight compounded the depressed sentiment.
U.S. stocks turned higher on Wednesday, amid continued focus on developments in Greece's negotiations with the euro zone finance ministers.
U.S. government debt prices steadied on Wednesday, as traders moved their expectation of rate-hike forward after more strong jobs data.
European equities ended lower on Wednesday ahead of the meeting of Eurogroup of finance ministers in Brussels to discuss Greece's bailout program.
The dollar hit a fresh one-month high versus the yen on Wednesday, while uncertainty over a new debt deal for Greece kept the euro under a cloud.
Gold slipped as the dollar paused for breath after sharp gains and caution prevailed in financial markets ahead of a meeting discussing Greece's future.
Oil slipped below $56 a barrel, pressured by expectations that oversupply in world markets would persist.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Thursday, following gains in Europe on the back of strong bank earnings.
Asian markets opened mixed early Wednesday, as a drop in oil prices and a mixed reaction to a slew of earnings in Sydney offset an inspiring lead from Wall Street.
U.S. stocks closed up about 1 percent as investors shook off early negative news out of Greece on hopes of a resolution.
U.S. sovereign bond prices fell on Tuesday, with yields on benchmark 10-year notes heading towards 2 percent, as traders readied for Treasury auctions.
European equities closed higher on Tuesday following rumors of a compromise deal on Greek debt.
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