European shares started the week on a positive note, closing higher, as U.S. stocks advanced near record high territory.
Crude rose as strong Chinese and U.S. data pointed to healthy economic growth and higher demand for oil from the world's top two consumers.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower start to Wall Street trade on Tuesday, despite more upbeat news out of China.
Gold held above $1,250 an ounce on Monday after U.S. jobs data matched expectations, while a rally in stocks curbed the metal's appeal.
Asian stocks kicked off the week with gains following positive data releases from the region's two biggest economies and a strong U.S. lead.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat-to-lower open on Wall Street on Monday, despite upbeat data from China and Japan.
Treasury prices fell ahead of a $62 billion sale of new coupon-bearing government debt next week.
European shares continued their push higher to close up on Friday, after investors reacted positively to U.S. payrolls data.
Crude pared gains on Wednesday, amid news that Ukraine's president-elect was working on a peace plan with Russia.
The euro rose against the dollar and the yen on Monday, on confidence that the ECB will not be easing policy again soon.
Gold fell as the dollar swung into positive territory, after the U.S. jobs report came in almost exactly in line with expectations.
The euro weakened against the dollar, as yield differentials between Treasuries and Bunds widened to multi-year highs.
Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday as caution over U.S. jobs data overshadowed Wall Street's record and the ECB's stimulus measures.
U.S. stock index futures ticked higher on Friday, as investors eagerly awaited official non-farm payrolls (NFP) data for May.
U.S. Treasurys were steady as investors took profits from the recent rally, before Thursday's highly anticipated European Central Bank meeting.
U.S. stocks closed at record highs on Thursday after the European Central Bank cuts its deposit rate and investors looked to Friday's jobs report.
Treasurys gained in choppy trading after the ECB cut interest rates to record lows and announced new measures meant to stimulate the region's economy.
European shares closed higher, as investors digested the raft of stimulus measures announced by the ECB.
Gold logged it biggest one day gain in about three weeks on Thursday after the ECB cut interest rates to record lows.
Crude was buoyed by optimism that monetary stimulus in the euro zone, and demand in the U.S., will lift economic growth and demand.
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