U.S. stocks closed mildly lower as stocks struggled to hold gains from higher oil prices, amid investor focus on earnings.
U.S. government debt prices edged higher on Thursday after three members of the U.S. Federal Reserve presented their views on the economy.
European equities closed lower on Thursday after mixed first-quarter earnings reports and as Greece's economic outlook deteriorated further.
Brent crude oil hit 2015 highs above $63, and analysts said more price rises were likely despite market oversupply.
The dollar was on track for its biggest daily decline against a basket of major currencies in nearly two weeks on Thursday.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Friday, as investors eyed declines in overseas markets and looked at inflation data that could influence Federal Reserve policy on interest rates.
Gold prices slipped below $1,200 an ounce on Thursday, after rising earlier in the session on a softer dollar and weak data on U.S. industrial production.
Asia's equities joined their global peers to rise on Thursday, with China's Shanghai Composite index finishing at a fresh multi-year high.
U.S. stocks closed higher as oil hit highs for the year and investors continued to digest financial earnings and economic reports.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open, as financial earnings continue to dominate news flow and economic data continued to indicate tepid growth.
U.S. government debt prices slipped on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said U.S. economic growth has been "slight" and "steady."
Asian stocks saw choppy trade on Wednesday following China's first-quarter gross domestic product.
European equities closed higher on Wednesday, unchanged after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its monetary policy decision.
WTI closed up 32 cents after a tribal group made up of former Al Qaeda militants took control of a major oil terminal in Yemen.
The dollar traded lower across the board after an earlier rebound versus the euro amid the ECB's reiteration of its dovish stance on monetary policy.
Gold turned higher on Wednesday as the dollar pared gains after weaker than expected U.S. economic data.
U.S. stocks closed mixed on Tuesday as investors digested the first of the major earnings reports and moderate economic data.
U.S. government debt prices edged down on Tuesday after earlier gains on retail sales data came in a bit weaker than expected.
European shares finished mostly lower on Tuesday, amid caution over a ECB meeting this week and the possibility of a blockbuster M&A deal.
North Dakota's February oil production fell 15,000 barrels per day versus January's output, monthly data from the state showed on Tuesday.
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