Asia markets were mostly lower on Thursday, as a weaker dollar weighed the Nikkei and South Korean stocks failed to get a boost from a surprise rate cut.
Europe closed sharply higher on Tuesday as a rise in oil prices, and the latest comments from Janet Yellen, boosted investor sentiment.
Asia markets ended up on Tuesday, taking a generally positive view of comments from Yellen and from central bank calls in Australia and India.
European stocks closed marginally higher on Monday.
Asian markets closed mixed Monday, with Japan shares falling, as a disappointing U.S. jobs report weakened the dollar and boosted regional currencies.
European stocks dropped sharply by Friday's close after investors learned that the U.S. had only added 38,000 jobs in May, well below what Wall Street expected.
European stocks finished in the red on Wednesday as sharp declines from European banks and miners weighed on sentiment, ahead of a number of key policy events.
European stock markets finished lower on Tuesday as investors pondered key events ahead this week including meetings of the European Central Bank and OPEC.
Asian markets were mixed on Monday, as the dollar strengthened against most Asian currencies.
Europe closed under slight pressure on Thursday in a choppy session, as investors tried to make sense of the fluctuating oil price.
Asian markets fell on Tuesday, led by declines in Japan and China, as investors await further cues from the Fed ahead of its June policy meeting.
European stocks finished mostly lower on Monday as investors digested a fall in oil prices, mixed data out of the euro zone and the prospect of a U.S. rate hike in June.
Asia markets closed mixed on Monday, with the Nikkei down after weak trade data, as markets adjust to a slew of comments from the Fed.
The Federal Reserve's April minutes upped the prospect of an interest rate hike, sending the dollar higher and most Asia markets lower on Thursday.
European stocks finished in negative territory on Tuesday with major benchmarks dragged lower by the autos industr
Most Asian markets advanced Tuesday as energy plays rallied after rising oil prices spurred a banner session on Wall Street.
European markets hovered around the flatline Monday following weak data out of China.
Markets in Asia retreated further on Friday, with Japanese stocks coming under pressure from fresh strength in the yen against the dollar.
European markets finished in the red on Thursday, as a renewed decline in oil prices, a sharp fall in miners and mixed earnings capped gains in the region.
Asia markets wavered between gains and losses on Wednesday, as the yen nudged higher against the dollar and oil prices retreated.