The euro advanced across the board on optimism Greece was making progress in efforts to secure funding and stay in the euro zone.
U.S. stocks closed mildly higher, giving back more than half of opening gains as investors remained cautious on China and Greece.
Asian stock markets ended Friday on a positive note as fears surrounding China and Greece eased.
European equities closed sharply higher on Thursday, with the hope that Greece would submit concrete proposals to creditors later that day.
Gold pared gains on Thursday after climbing from the prior session's four-month low as a recovery in Chinese shares cooled fears of a wider rout.
Crude oil rose more than $1 on Thursday as China's stock market stabilized and gasoline demand lifted prices.
The safe-haven yen and Swiss franc fell on Thursday after Chinese stocks rebounded.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open on Friday as markets cheered the latest developments in the Greek saga.
Treasurys extended their slide Thursday after the government's auction of 30-year bonds saw tepid investor demand.
Asian shares largely staged a turnaround late Thursday, as Chinese markets regained their footing on the back of fresh regulatory support.
U.S. stocks closed sharply lower as continued concerns about Greece and the extended selloff in the Chinese market weighed on investor sentiment.
Treasurys rose, sending yields lower as investors worried about the extreme selloff in the Chinese stock market and the Greek debt crisis rumbled on.
Gold rose on Wednesday as the dollar softened, reversing after touching a four-month low as markets watched China and Greece.
Oil prices fell below $57 a barrel on Wednesday as data showed an unexpected build in U.S. crude oil and product stocks.
The yen rose to a seven-week high against the dollar on Wednesday, as investors bought the Japanese currency for safety.
Concerns over China's relentless sell-off and Greece's debt crisis sent Asian equity markets into a tailspin on Wednesday.
Stocks closed higher after a choppy trading session as investors eyed developments in Greece and the start of earnings season.
U.S. stocks were tipped to open higher Thursday, as a recovery in Chinese stocks lifted sentiment, while focus remained on the Greek crisis.
European markets ended sharply lower on Tuesday as concerns that Greece's negotiations with its creditors will drag on without a viable debt plan.
Gold fell to a near four-month low on Tuesday, as the dollar rallied ahead of an emergency euro zone summit on Greece.
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