The US dollar extended broad-based gains on Wednesday after slightly higher-than-expected US inflation data and amid concerns over European banks.
U.S. sovereign bonds traded at session lows on Wednesday, as U.S. inflation data came in tame.
Asia equities were mostly higher on Wednesday following a strong U.S. lead and reports of bond purchases by the European Central Bank.
Stocks rose Tuesday as investors cheered earnings from companies including Apple.
European shares traded sharply higher as buying was fueled by earnings and reports that the ECB would provide extra liquidity in the near future.
Gold rose to a one-month high on Tuesday as the dollar edged down slightly and on worries over a slowdown in the global economy.
U.S. stock index futures are broadly signalling a lower open on Wall Street on Wednesday.
Oil prices closed slightly higher after an early rally aided by data showing stronger-than-expected China demand and some technical price recovery.
The euro fell sharply against the dollar on Tuesday after Reuters reported the European Central Bank was looking at buying corporate bonds.
Asian share markets were mostly lower on Tuesday following a mixed morning session as investors digested key data from China.
U.S. stock index futures are signaling a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday after better-than-expected Chinese growth data.
Stocks climbed Monday as expectations for Apple's quarterly results outdid disappointment over IBM's results.
European shares closed lower on Monday with investors reacting to corporate earnings and acquisition deals rather than the positive trend set in Asian markets.
Gold snapped two days of losses to rise on Monday as renewed weakness in European stocks boosted interest in the metal as an alternative asset.
Major currencies traded in tight ranges on Monday with investors facing a vacuum of data and modest price changes in global markets.
Brent crude futures edged higher, after U.S. data buoyed global financial markets, with a cut in Saudi-Kuwait oil output providing further support.
U.S. sovereign bond prices rose slightly on Monday as investors paused to consider more economic data.
Asian equities enjoyed a broad-based rally on Monday, tracking a strong U.S. lead, with investor attention focused on developments in China.
Stocks surged Friday as companies including GE and Morgan Stanley reported profits.
U.S. stock index futures seesawed ahead of the open on Wall Street on Monday.
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