Treasurys yields rose after traders reconsidered recent bullish bets on bonds on nervousness ahead of Thursday's closely watched US jobs report.
Asian equity markets turned mixed on Thursday in cautious trade before key U.S. economic data and a European Central Bank meeting.
Gold ended higher for a fourth straight session on Wednesday ahead of the release of the closely watched June payrolls report on Thursday.
The report boded well for Thursday's U.S. nonfarm payrolls report, and provided a boost to the dollar.
Asian equity markets ended Wednesday trade with gains following upbeat U.S. economic data overnight.
U.S. stocks jumped on Tuesday, with the Dow rising to within two points of 17,000.
U.S. Treasury prices edged higher as the markets erased their losses after mixed economic data.
U.S. stocks closed mixed on Wednesday as the Dow and S&P 500 pushed into uncharted territory ahead of a government jobs report.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday with investors buoyed by upbeat Chinese and U.S. economic data, and a settlement by BNP Paribas.
European shares closed flat on Monday, at the start of a week packed with important economic data.
Gold settled at its loftiest level since mid-April on Tuesday as bets that record-low interest rates will persist buoyed stocks.
Oil dipped as investor attention shifted back to demand after both China and the U.S. released manufacturing data.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday, after the publication of the ADP jobs report.
A UK factory survey adds to evidence that Britain's consumer-led recovery is becoming more balanced and sustainable.
Stocks fell on Friday after a report on consumer confidence.
European markets closed slightly lower on Thursday, after trading narrowly in and out of positive territory throughout the day.
Asian stocks fell on Wednesday as geopolitical concerns over Iraq overshadowed better-than-expected U.S. data.
European markets finished slightly up on Friday afternoon, after wobbling around the flat line throughout the day.
Gold held near a two-month high, and looked set to post its second quarterly gain as geopolitical tensions boosted its safe-haven appeal.
Oil futures weakened for a third straight session Monday on increased confidence that unrest in Iraq would not interrupt the country's oil exports.
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