European equities traded lower on Wednesday as investors await the conclusion of meetings at both the U.S. Federal Reserve and ECB.
U.S. stock markets were expected to open a touch firmer on Friday, extending the previous day's gains, with all eyes on Greece.
Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Wednesday ahead of central bank meetings in the U.S. and Europe.
Gold turned higher on Wednesday, after the Fed said the U.S. economy is likely strong enough to support a rate increase by the end of 2015.
The 10-year note yield pared some gains on Wednesday after the Fed released the statement from its latest policy meeting.
U.S. stock futures indicated a higher open on Thursday, with the focus on Greece and economic data.
The day's crude rally faded earlier after government data showed gasoline inventories rose, bucking expectations of a decline.
The euro was held hostage by the crisis in Greece while the dollar held firm after solid U.S. housing data bolstered the case for the Fed rate hike.
U.S. stocks closed higher as the Fed began its two-day meeting and investors attempted to shake off worries about the Greece debt talks.
European equities closed higher on Tuesday after paring losses in earlier trade, with investors keeping watch for developments in Greece reform talks.
The euro rose on Wednesday shortly after the U.S. Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rates unchanged.
U.S. Treasurys were on a firm footing Tuesday as worries about Greece bolstered the market's safe-haven appeal before a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.
U.S. crude oil prices edged up Tuesday on warnings a tropical storm was about to hit the coast of the oil-producing state of Texas.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a flat to slightly higher open, with the spotlight shifting from the crisis in Greece to the Federal Reserve.
Gold ended lower on Tuesday as the dollar firmed ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting.
U.S. stocks closed lower as investors remained anxious over stalled Greece debt talks and the upcoming two-day Federal Reserve meeting.
Asian shares extended their selloff on Tuesday, as Greece's debt talks and the upcoming two-day Federal Reserve meeting sapped risk appetite.
European equities closed sharply lower on Monday after talks between Greece and its creditors collapsed at the weekend.
U.S. bond prices extended early gains after two economic readings showed unexpected weakness.
Asian stocks declined on Monday on the back of concerns over Greece's debt talks and fresh tightening of margin financing in China.
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