European bourses are expected to open lower on Friday after U.S. tech shares retreated from recent highs and investors react to earnings reports.
Asia indexes were pressured on Friday as the dollar firmed overnight and investors looked ahead to more earnings due in the session.
The dollar dipped against its major peers on Friday, its mild bounce earlier petering out.
Oil prices extended a rally into a sixth day on Friday, hovering near 8-week highs on a decline in U.S. inventories.
Gold prices steadied early on Friday after retreating from over six-week highs hit in the previous session.
U.S. equities closed mixed on Thursday after the technology sector rolled over.
European markets closed lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged and investors reacted to a slew of earnings reports.
Asia markets closed higher on Thursday as corporates in the region announced earnings and markets digested the Fed's post-meeting statement.
The U.S. dollar rallied after solid U.S. economic data, bouncing back from lows plumbed after Wednesday's Fed monetary policy statement.
Oil prices were sitting just below 8-week highs on Thursday, buoyed by hopes brought about by a decline in U.S. inventories.
Gold hit a six-week high on Thursday before being pressured by the dollar's bounce on solid U.S. economic data.
U.S. government debt prices fell as investors digested the latest statement made by the Fed and geared up for more data releases.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open, as investors continued to wade through the busiest day of the earnings season.
U.S. stocks closed higher on the back of strong earnings and following the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates unchanged.
European markets closed higher on Wednesday afternoon as investors geared up for a rate decision from the U.S. Federal Reserve and continued to digest earnings reports.
Stocks in Asia closed mixed on Wednesday as oil prices extended gains and the dollar trod water ahead of the end of the FOMC's meeting.
The dollar index fell on Wednesday after the release of the Federal Reserve's policy statement following its July meeting.
Oil prices rose as a fall in U.S. inventories bolstered expectations that the long-oversupplied market was moving toward balance.
Gold prices fell on Wednesday as global stocks rise on upbeat results and economic data.
U.S. government debt prices were up on Wednesday, as investors digested key news out of the FOMC's latest meeting.