Optimism toward global economic growth boosted risk appetite and drove the U.S. dollar higher.
Energy shares across Asia climbed Wednesday after oil prices surged overnight, helping to pull most Asia markets into positive territory.
U.S. stocks closed mixed, stabilizing after a sharp two-day rally, as investors awaited the official beginning of earnings season.
Bonds trimmed gains Tuesday after the Treasury Department kicked off this week's $58 billion debt supply.
European ended higher on Tuesday, with miners and auto stocks leading the way as oil prices climbed back over $50 per barrel.
US oil closed at nearly a 3-week high after the US cut output forecasts and big producers signaled joint action to support the market.
The dollar slipped against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday on continued expectations that the Fed will not hike this year.
Gold rose to its highest in nearly two weeks on Tuesday as the dollar fell in the wake of disappointing U.S. economic data.
Asian equities extended gains into a second session on Tuesday following another U.S. rally, while investors kept an eye on regional central banks.
U.S. stocks closed more than 1.5 percent higher Monday, extending Friday's surprise intraday reversal.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a stronger open on Wednesday, tracking shares in Europe and Asia higher.
European stocks accelerated gains into the close on Monday after a weak U.S. employment report dampened expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates soon.
Oil prices rose Monday on a rally in U.S. gasoline and Russia's willingness to meet other major oil producers to discuss the market.
Gold was little changed on Monday, as profit-taking set in after rallying on U.S. economic data, while silver extended gains on chart-based buying.
The U.S. dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on renewed risk appetite.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to slightly lower open on Tuesday ahead of key earnings, after stocks extended a rally Monday.
U.S. government debt prices rose on Friday after the latest nonfarm payrolls report missed expectations.
Asian stocks kicked off the week on a positive note after a weak U.S. employment report cooled expectations for an imminent U.S. rate hike.
U.S. stocks turned higher Friday, in attempt to extend a recent recovery, as investors digested higher oil prices and a weaker-than-expected jobs report.
European equities pared losses to trade higher on Friday, after official jobs numbers from the U.S. came in way below expectations.
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