The euro eased versus the dollar, with the focus on whether U.S. jobs data laterwill bolster the case for the Fedto consider raising interest rates.
Asia stocks closed mostly lower on Thursday as Chinese monetary stimulus failed to lift sentiment amid uncertainty over Greece and oil.
U.S. stocks closed mostly lower on news that the European Central Bank revoked a waiver that allowed banks to use Greek government debt as collateral for loans.
U.S. sovereign bond yields rose after the January reading on a gauge on U.S. private jobs creation supported the view of steady domestic employment growth.
European shares closed mixed on Wednesday, as investors reacted to earnings and hopes that the Greek debt dispute will be resolved.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a slightly higher open on Friday, encouraged by a better-than-expected labor market report.
The dollar fell after suffering its biggest one-day fall in a year, under pressure from many fronts amid oil-fueled gains by commodity currencies.
Oil extended losses on Wednesday, reversing a four-session rally, after US crude inventories rose by 6.3 million barrels.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open, ahead of key media company earnings and after the ECB put more pressure on Greece's new government.
Gold edged higher on Wednesday after falling more than 1 percent in the previous session but gains were capped as Greece's plan.
U.S. stocks rallied to close up more than 1 percent higher, boosted by a surge in oil prices and alleviation of concerns in the euro zone.
The yield on Japan's benchmark bond has risen above its German equivalent for the first time.
U.S. Treasury notes continued to decline on Tuesday, pushing benchmark yields back above the key 1.7 percent mark.
European equities were higher on Tuesday with a rally in the energy and basic resources sectors helping to push markets higher.
Gold rose, recovering some of the previous session's losses, as a heightened appetite for risk in wider markets boosted commodities.
Oil futures rose on Tuesday, adding to gains of more than 11 percent in the prior two sessions as BP announced a cut in capital expenditure for 2015.
The Australian and New Zealand dollars weakened further following the Reserve Bank of Australia's decision to cut interest rates.
Asian stocks traded mixed on Tuesday, as a rebound in crude oil prices brought mixed blessings, while speculation that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will cut rates today continued to buoy Australian equities.
U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on encouraging news from the Eurozone and stronger oil prices.
U.S. stock index futures are signalling a lower open on Wall Street on Wednesday, as a tentative rebound in oil prices fades.
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