European markets finished in the red on Thursday, as a renewed decline in oil prices, a sharp fall in miners and mixed earnings capped gains in the region.
Most Asian markets traded lower on Thursday, after U.S. stocks dropped in reaction to disappointing earnings.
The yen fell as investors sold it on speculation that the Bank of Japan could decide to expand its monetary stimulus as soon as next month.
Gold eased on Thursday as a strengthening dollar prompted some buyers to cash in gains.
Oil prices stabilized on Thursday, though the contract remained under pressure on signs of another U.S. storage build.
U.S. stock index futures came off session lows Friday after April retail sales rose 1.3 percent, topping expectations.
U.S. stocks closed lower, under pressure from disappointing Disney and Macy's earnings, amid sharp gains in oil following a surprise inventory draw.
U.S. sovereign bonds rose on Wednesday, as crude oil prices recovered and Wall Street stock indexes fell.
Europe closed mostly lower on Wednesday, as mixed earnings and weakness in banks weighed on sentiment, despite gains in commodities.
Asia markets wavered between gains and losses on Wednesday, as the yen nudged higher against the dollar and oil prices retreated.
The dollar fell against a currency basket for the first time in seven days on Wednesday.
Gold drifted away from two-week lows as the dollar surrendered some gains, but analysts said bullion is unlikely to rise sharply ahead.
Oil prices jumped more than 3 percent after the U.S. government reported crude inventories fell unexpectedly.
U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent higher Tuesday, helped by weakness in the yen against the dollar and gains in oil prices.
U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday morning, helped by extended gains in oil prices, as traders eyed the release of another batch of data and some earnings in the retail sector.
U.S. sovereign bond prices fell Tuesday, amid global “risk-on” sentiment, as traders eyed data including wholesale inventories and a small business trends survey.
European equities ended higher on Tuesday, as sentiment was lifted by a handful of positive earnings and a sharp tick-up in commodity stocks and prices.
Asia markets closed mixed on Tuesday, with the Japanese benchmark index leading gains in the region.
Gold steadied just above a near two-week low, after its steepest loss since March in the prior session.
U.S. oil rose nearly 3 percent, driven by supply disruptions in Canada and elsewhere.