European shares closed sharply higher on Friday after the U.S. monthly jobs report showed the economy adding 321,000 jobs in November.
Gold fell more than 1 percent as better-than-expected jobs data beat forecasts fueled expectations that the Fed will raise interest rates sooner.
US oil settled at a 5-year low as strong jobs data did little to lift the oil market's bearish mood a day after Saudi Arabia cut selling prices.
The U.S. dollar reached fresh multiyear highs on Friday after a stronger-than-forecast November U.S. jobs report.
Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Friday, with indices in Shanghai and Japan chalking up fresh multi-year highs ahead of U.S. jobs data.
Stocks mostly fell on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would wait until 2015 to consider more stimulus.
U.S. government debt prices added to gains as investors weighed weekly jobless claims figures and the latest ECB interest rate announcement.
U.S. stock futures signaled a higher open on Friday as markets await the monthly U.S. labor market report.
European markets closed lower on Thursday after ECB President Mario Draghi's press conference disappointed investors hoping for more stimulus.
Gold ended lower as the euro rebounded against the dollar after ECB chief Mario Draghi said the bank would reevaluate the case for more stimulus.
Oil fell in choppy trading on Thursday as the debate for a sustainable price level continued.
Asian stock markets rallied on Thursday on the back of strong U.S. data, with China's benchmark index leading the gains.
The euro rebounded from a more than two-year low against the dollar on Thursday.
U.S. stocks rallied into the close, with the Dow ending the day at a record amid encouraging economic reports on Wednesday.
U.S. stocks futures signaled a higher open as markets awaited weekly jobless claims figures and the latest ECB interest rate decision.
U.S. Treasurys extended gains after a report showed nonfarm productivity grew a bit faster than initially thought in the third quarter.
European shares closed higher, as investors bet the European Central Bank would announce additional stimulus measures.
Gold steadied near $1,200 as a rise in oil prices provided support, but strength in the dollar weighed on the metal's appeal as a hedge.
U.S. crude futures held their gains after data from the Department of Energy showed oil inventories fell by 3.7 million barrels.
The U.S. dollar demonstrated broad-based strength on Wednesday, bolstered by more upbeat comments on the U.S. economy
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