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Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Europe closed sharply higher on Tuesday as a rise in oil prices, and the latest comments from Janet Yellen, boosted investor sentiment.
European stocks closed marginally higher on Monday.
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.
Europe closed under slight pressure on Thursday in a choppy session, as investors tried to make sense of the fluctuating oil price.
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 indexes closed mostly higher as investors reacted to volatile oil markets and awaited the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting.
Most Asian markets advanced Tuesday as energy plays rallied after rising oil prices spurred a banner session on Wall Street.
Asian stocks were mostly lower on Monday, as oil prices rallied on supply outages in Canada and the replacement of Saudi's oil minister.
This year's respite from the commodities rout is a "bit overdone", the CEO of one of the world's largest natural resources companies told CNBC.
Most Asian markets lost ground on Friday, but Australian shares erased earlier losses after the central bank lowered its inflation forecast.
Asian markets likely got a fillip from higher oil prices, closing mostly higher Thursday after wavering throughout the trading session.
Despite strong GDP growth, demand still remains weak, warns James McIntyre, Australia chief economist at Macquarie.
Asian markets joined the slump in global equities, as the U.S. dollar strengthened and oil prices lost ground.
European markets ended sharply lower on Tuesday as earnings from major banks disappointed, and a sharp decline in mining stocks weighed.
European equities finished mixed as investors digested a whole raft of new earnings, ahead of a number of important central bank meetings this week.
European stocks ended trade in the red, amid weak sentiment across the globe, as a sharp decline in mining stocks weighed on the wider benchmarks.
European stocks finished in negative territory on Friday as sharp losses in the autos and basic resources sectors dragged the wider benchmarks lower.
European markets closed higher on Wednesday, as crude oil prices pared losses.