Asian equity markets kicked off the week mostly higher on Monday following strong data from the U.S. and China.
Gold settled lower on Thursday as investor sentiment was dogged by persistent speculation about the future of U.S. monetary stimulus.
The dollar rose against the yen and the euro on Wednesday.
U.S. crude gained for a fifth straight session, as positive economic data hinted at a resurgence of demand for oil.
Stock index futures slide on Thursday.
Stocks were mixed on Wednesday with Wall Street on uncertain footing on when to expect the Federal Reserve to start cutting stimulus.
European equities closed lower as investors worried about deflation in the euro zone, and concerns over Fed tapering.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Wednesday, ahead of several economic indicators which could give an idea as to how Friday's non-farm payrolls number will read.
European equities closed lower after U.S. jobs data increased concerns that the Federal Reserve would "taper" its bond-buying program soon.
The yen rose against the dollar and the euro on Tuesday, rebounding from losses as falling stock markets worldwide prompted safe-haven demand for the Japanese currency.
Gold pared earlier losses after US economic data but stayed close to a 5-month low on uncertainty over when the Fed will exit its stimulus.
U.S. crude oil futures rose more than $1 on Wednesday as government data showed an unexpected draw in stockpiles.
The euro rose to a five-week high against the dollar on Thursday after the European Central Bank left a key interest rate unchanged and its president Mario Draghi downplayed deflation risks.
Asian equity markets were mixed on Wednesday with Japan leading losses on profit-taking while Chinese shares rallied on news of financial reforms.
U.S. stocks pulled lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average extending losses into a third session.
U.S. Treasurys prices edged up on Tuesday on a light day of data before Friday's employment report for November.
European equities closed sharply lower on Tuesday after disappointing data from the euro zone and increased concerns about tapering.
European equities closed lower as Spanish shares sunk on disappointing data, while retailers struggled on the first day of December trade.
Gold settled lower and near a five-month low as strong U.S. economic data stoked fears of an early end to the Federal Reserve's stimulus.
U.S. oil futures rose to a four-week high on Tuesday, on expectations of the start up of a pipeline from Cushing.
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