Gold rose on a weaker dollar after Federal Reserve minutes from January showed officials expressed concern on raising interest rates too soon.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat to higher open on Friday ahead of a crucial meeting between Greece and its euro zone creditors.
The dollar recovered on talk the Swiss National Bank was buying the greenback.
Brent traded around $60 a barrel on Thursday after U.S. government data showed crude stocks hit a record high last week.
US government debt prices edged up on Wednesday, after yields hit seven-week highs on Tuesday.
U.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Wednesday despite surprisingly dovish Fed minutes, amid apparent progress in the Greece-euro zone negotiations.
European shares finished higher with investors reacting to a slew of earnings and ongoing negotiations surrounding Greece's bailout program.
Japanese shares rose to a fifteen-year high on Thursday, while trade in the rest of Asia was quiet with several markets closed for Lunar New Year.
Asian markets enjoyed a higher open on Wednesday, with Tokyo shares at a fresh 8-year high, following a positive lead from Wall Street overnight.
U.S. stocks closed higher on Tuesday after encouraging reports out of Greece sent the S&P 500 to a record.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Thursday, after the Greek government requested a loan extension from its euro zone creditors.
U.S. government debt prices slipped on Tuesday as talks between Greece and the euro zone failed to reach a compromise.
The euro recovered from initial losses, helped by a bounce in German investor sentiment.
Gold snapped a three-day rally, losing almost 1 percent as investors remained cautious after a breakdown of Greek debt talks.
Oil pared gains after earlier getting support from threats to Middle East supplies and expectations lower prices may curb U.S. output.
Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday as a break down in negotiations over Greece, along with a mixed bag of earnings, depressed trading sentiment.
European markets ended lower as investors focused on negotiations between Greece and the rest of the euro zone over its debts.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Wednesday, after the Greek government said it would request a loan extension from the euro zone.
Gold rose for a third straight session, as the dollar weakened before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on how to proceed with Greece.
The euro inched higher ahead of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers that investors expect will find enough common ground to support Greece.
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