Asian equities ended mixed on Thursday following weak trade data from China and minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting.
European shares ended the day lower, dragged down by banking stocks amid reports that more lenders had begun settlement talks with U.S. authorities.
Stocks edged higher on Wednesday, following a two-session drop, as Wall Street welcomed Fed minutes and corporate earnings.
Bonds traded lower after the government's auction of 10-year Treasury notes, the second part of this week's $61 billion fixed-rate debt supply.
Stocks fell on Monday, with Wall Street retreating from all-time highs, as investors looked to the start of the earnings season.
U.S. crude shed more than $1, as a rise in U.S. gas inventories signaled weak demand, and a restart of a Libyan oilfield eased supply worries.
U.S. stock-index futures indicated a higher open, as investors look to the Fed's minutes for a steer on when interest rates could rise.
Spot gold extended earlier gains on Wednesday after the minutes of the Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting were released.
The outlook for central bank policymaking dominated attention in major currency markets on Tuesday, with the dollar rally already fading.
The Treasury Department auctioned $27 billion in three-year notes at a high yield of 0.992 percent, the highest since May 2011.
Stocks fell Tuesday, extending losses into a second day, as investors braced for quarterly earnings and considered valuations.
Longer-dated U.S. Treasury yields fell on buying supported by the view that job gains will not spur the Fed to raise short-term interest rates.
Gold ended lower as investors awaited clearer signs from the US Federal Reserve that it is firmly on track to raise interest rates next year.
Gold fell as speculation over an earlier-than-expected hike in U.S. interest rates after strong jobs data dragged on prices.
Crude sank near a three-week low on Monday, hurt by a potential rise in oil supply as Libya gears up to resume exports.
Brent crude fell to a fresh one-month low beneath $110 a barrel on Tuesday, as prospects for a rise in Libyan oil exports improved.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Tuesday, tracking U.S. declines, while caution set in ahead of the second-quarter earnings season.
U.S. benchmark 10-year bond prices continued to decline on Thursday, as traders reacted to market news and economic data.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Tuesday, as second-quarter earnings season gets underway.
European shares ended the day on a negative note, but were higher on the week, as traders digested Thursday's U.S. jobs report and ECB rate decision.
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