European stocks finished Friday sharply higher, as a positive morning trade on Wall Street and a strong rally in banks helped lift sentiment.
Most Asia markets finished higher on Friday, as investors weighed price increases in China and the possibility of a Fed hike later in the year.
The dollar posted a weekly performance best after strong U.S. retail sales and producer prices data for September.
Oil prices gave up early gains on Friday, as abundant crude supplies outweighed tighter U.S. fuel inventories and OPEC's plans to cut output.
Gold edged lower as stocks firmed and the U.S. dollar rose on expectations the Fed would raise rates by the end of the year.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday, as investors digested a slew of earnings and data releases.
U.S. stocks fell, but closed well off session lows, as investors digested weak data out of China and rising oil prices.
U.S. government debt prices rose on Thursday as investors digested the release of several pieces of data and a bond sale.
European stocks closed firmly in the red on Thursday, after weak China data triggered a slide in mining stocks.
Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after see-sawing following soft Chinese trade data.
The dollar tumbled on Thursday, as risk appetite took a turn for the worse after soft Chinese trade data spooked the market.
Crude oil prices turned positive on Thursday as refined products futures rallied on stockpile draws in U.S. gasoline and distillate fuel oil.
This came as equities plunged on soft Chinese trade data that stoked concerns about the health of the world's No.2 economy.
U.S. stocks steadied Wednesday, closing narrowly mixed after the Fed minutes affirmed previous expectations for a possible December rate hike.
U.S. government debt prices were under pressure on Wednesday, as investors geared up for the release of FOMC's latest set of minutes.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open on Thursday as traders digested the release of data and earnings.
European markets finished in negative territory on Wednesday as a renewed decline in oil prices and weakness in the tech sector weighed on sentiment.
The dollar held gains Wednesday after Fed meeting minutes reinforced expectations that the central bank would hike rates in December.
Oil prices fell after OPEC reported its September oil output was at an eight-year high.
Gold rose as the dollar steadied, while oversupply pushed platinum to its lowest since April.