European bourses close mixed Thursday following indications by the U.S. Federal Reserve that it wants to pare back its balance sheet.
Asian markets mostly fell, tracking losses on Wall Street and ahead of a highly-anticipated summit between the leaders of China and the U.S.
The euro hit a three-week low after the head of the European Central Bank said he saw no need to deviate from the ECB's policy path.
Oil prices edged up on Thursday after recovering from losses triggered by record high U.S. crude inventories.
Gold edged lower on Thursday, pressured by a slightly firmer dollar and as some investors sold to redeem profits.
U.S. stocks erased earlier gains to close lower Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released the minutes from its March meeting.
U.S. futures pointed to a flat open after Fed minutes showed officials want to unwind the bank's $4.5 trillion balance sheet.
Bourses in Europe closed mixed Wednesday with oil and mining stocks offsetting losses in autos
Investors reacted to U.S. economic data and minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's March policy meeting.
Oil prices pared gains as a surprise increase in U.S. crude inventories offset support from an outage at the largest UK North Sea oilfield.
Gold held onto its losses on Wednesday after Fed minutes from the March meeting were released.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Friday as investors looked towards the latest minutes from the Federal Reserve.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday as traders digested strong employment data.
Asian shares were mostly positive on Wednesday, as traders eyed a meeting between U.S. and China leaders.
U.S. government debt prices were mostly lower on Tuesday as investors digested fresh economic data.
U.S. equities traded in a narrow range Tuesday ahead of a key meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Markets in Europe close up on Tuesday as investors focused on an upcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping.
The yen gained on Tuesday as a risk-averse investors flocked to the safe-haven currency, while Australia's dollar sank to a three-week low.
Oil prices were higher as expectations of a draw in U.S. crude oil and product inventories balanced a rebound in Libyan crude production.
Gold prices hit a one-week high, boosted by a lower dollar after US data persuaded investors to reassess the idea of an imminent Fed rate hike.