Brent crude rose above $111 a barrel in choppy trading on Monday, while U.S. crude prices fell as a pipeline leak in Arkansas threatened to increase the glut of oil in the U.S. Midwest.
Risk appetite in Asia was hurt after economic data for the region's two largest economies came in below expectations, while overall trading volume remained subdued given the closure of some markets for the Easter holidays.
The euro hovered near four-month lows against the dollar on Friday, beset by political deadlock in Italy and worries huge losses Cypriot depositors have been forced to stomach.
The start of the second quarter gives bulls a lot to think about: the US jobs report, plus central-bank meetings in Europe and Japan. Will they keep running or take a break?
The euro rebounded from a recent four-month low against the dollar on Thursday, a trend analysts see as tenuous because investors continue to fret about the Cyprus crisis.
Gold settled below $1,600 an ounce, as banks reopened in Cyprus for the first time in two weeks without signs of panic withdrawals, sapping demand for low-risk assets.
Oil rose, underpinned by expectations of a revival in demand growth in the United States, the world's biggest oil consumer, while Europe's debt worries capped gains.
U.S. Treasurys prices gained for a third straight week as resurgent fears over the euro zone helped bonds claw back losses from January and February and end the quarter only slightly weaker on Thursday, after a turbulent start to the year.
European shares closed higher on Thursday after Cypriot banks re-opened after an almost two-week closure.
The euro fell to a four-month low against the dollar on Wednesday, suffering from growing conviction that Cyprus's rescue will prove a template for future euro zone bailouts.
Gold rose 0.5 percent, snapping a three-day losing streak, as renewed euro zone worries and hopes the Federal Reserve will continue its loose monetary policy triggered bullion buying.
Fears about the euro zone sent benchmark 10-year Treasurys yields to more than three-week lows as investors fretted over further bank restructurings and Italy's soft bond auction.
Oil slowly crept towards $110 a barrel in choppy trading on Wednesday, pressured by rising crude stockpiles in the U.S. and festering worries over the euro zone.
Treasuries were boosted on Wednesday, as worries about the ramifications from a rescue deal for Cyprus and weak U.S. consumer sentiment data stirred some concern in markets.
Australian stocks led Asia higher on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. economic data provided temporary relief to the on-going euro zone worries while earnings momentum drove gains in greater China.
The euro hovered near a four-month low as mixed messages from European officials kept fears alive that Cyprus' decision to tax large bank depositors would set a bad precedent.
Gold fell for the third session in a row on Tuesday as relative calm returned to Europe and better U.S. data pointed to an improving economy.
Brent's premium to U.S. crude fell to its lowest in over eight months on Tuesday, as increased supply of U.S. shale has decreased the need for imports from Africa and the North Sea.
Asian markets eased off their lows to close mixed on Tuesday after comments from the Eurogroup president about using the Cypriot "bail-in" as a template for future deals spooked investors while Shanghai shares led losses over liquidity fears.
The euro fell against US dollar and Japanese yen Monday as brief enthusiasm brought on by Cyprus' deal with its international lenders swiftly segued into broader fears about the banking sector.
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