The dollar tumbled against the euro and the yen on Friday after mixed signals about the US labor market.
Asian stocks rallied on Friday, extending the previous day's strong gains as investors cheered robust global economic data and a commitment to easy monetary policy from global central banks.
Stocks soared to set fresh closing highs on the first day of August, propelling the S&P 500 above the 1,700 mark for the first time, as Wall Street cheered a round of upbeat economic data.
Gold settled lower at $1,311 an ounce on Thursday as the dollar benefited from strong U.S. manufacturing data and dovish comments from the European Central Bank.
U.S. crude oil prices climbed to the highest level in 10 days, after better-than-expected employment and manufacturing data brightened the economic outlook.
European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors reacted to strong U.S. and European data, as well as rate decisions from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE).
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The euro and sterling fell against the dollar on Thursday as investors sold them before European Central Bank and Bank of England policy meetings expected to re-affirm loose monetary policy.
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Asian stocks rallied on Thursday as investors breathed a sigh of relief that Chinese manufacturing activity didn't fall below market expectations in July.
Stocks wrapped up the final trading day of the month on a flat note, but still logged their best July since 2010, as the Federal Reserve said it will maintain its bond-buying policy in its ongoing effort to bolster the economy.
U.S. oil staged a brisk rally on Wednesday, ending just above $105 after a batch of U.S. data underscored strong demand in the world's largest consumer of oil.
Gold settled at nearly 1 percent lower at $1,313 on Wednesday as unexpectedly strong US economic growth stirred fears that the Fed could be a step closer to cutting back its stimulus measures.
European shares closed mixed on Wednesday despite investor sentiment being boosted by better-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) growth from the U.S.
The dollar extended gains against the euro and yen on Wednesday, hitting session highs after data showed the U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter.
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Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors adopted a wait-and-see approach ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement.
The Dow and S&P 500 closed near the flatline Tuesday, while techs climbed to boost the Nasdaq to a fresh 12-year high, as investors remained cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement.
Treasurys little changed on Tuesday as traders positioned for second-quarter U.S. economic growth data, a Federal Reserve policy statement and the Treasury's next refunding announcement, all due on Wednesday.
Gold settled lower at $1,324.00 on Tuesday as participants largely stayed on the sidelines ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy statement on Wednesday.