European shares closed sharply higher on Monday as investors relaxed over the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
Gold settled lower around $1,300 an ounce on Monday as European and U.S. shares rebounded on an easing of tensions in Ukraine.
Oil shed more than $1 a barrel to reach its lowest in over a year, as investor concerns over conflict in Ukraine and Iraq eased.
The US dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Monday on reduced concerns over Russia and Ukraine and positive US housing data.
Asian equities traded mixed on Monday as a cautious sentiment set in after fresh conflict in Ukraine at the weekend.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, tracking gains in Europe and recovering from losses witnessed on Friday.
U.S. stocks ended the week mixed after news of fresh conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Bonds rose on fresh tensions surrounding Russia and Ukraine, with the yields on 10-year and 30-year notes hitting their lowest levels in over a year.
Gold fell as US stock indexes eyed a second weekly gain and traders bet there would be no immediate escalation in the situations in Ukraine or Iraq.
Crude jumped as reports of an armed conflict between Russian and Ukrainian forces boosted oil's geopolitical premium.
The dollar failed to get a safe-haven boost despite news that the Ukraine-Russia conflict had entered a potentially dangerous phase.
Most Asian equities traded higher on the last trading day of the week, taking cues from a firm finish on Wall Street overnight.
European stock markets closed down on Friday, on reports that Ukrainian troops had destroyed part of a military unit entering from Russia.
U.S.stocks closed higher on Thursday at August highs despite subpar economic data around the world, and after conciliatory remarks from Putin.
U.S. government bonds continued to rise on Thursday, ahead of another major Treasury auction.
European shares pared losses and closed higher on Thursday, with the easing of tensions in Ukraine helping investor sentiment.
Gold prices settled higher, logging a third straight daily gain, as investors shrugged off a bigger-than-expected rise in US jobless claims.
Oil tumbled on Thursday, as higher U.S. jobless claims and a German economic contraction highlighted weak demand.
A robust U.S. 30-year bond auction supported Treasuries prices in general and weighed on yields, which has underpinned the greenback, analysts said.
Most Asian bourses traded higher on Thursday following a firmer finish on Wall Street overnight.
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