European equities closed higher, with investor sentiment boosted by a reshuffle of the team of Greek officials that are negotiating with its creditors.
China stocks soared to multi-year highs on Monday while caution over central bank meetings weighed on the rest of Asian indices.
U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, with the Nasdaq setting another record as investors cheered major earnings reports.
The euro scaled a three-weak peak against the dollar on optimism about Greece's prospects after the government reshuffled its bailout team.
Oil prices seesawed on Monday as conflict in Yemen and falling U.S. rig counts lent support, while ample global supply kept traders cautious.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday, as investors cheered a record Nasdaq close spurred by positive earnings.
European equities finished slightly higher on Friday as investors reacted to a slew of corporate earnings news.
Data showing a seventh straight monthly decline in U.S. business spending plans knocked the dollar lower on Friday.
Oil prices diverged, with Brent rising to a near 4½ month high and WIT crude falling as data showed the drop in US oil rigs quickened this week.
U.S. stocks closed near highs, with the Nasdaq at a record, as investors cheered corporate reports.
U.S. government debt yields fell on Thursday, having surged beyond a 3-week high on Wednesday after housing data upped expectations of a Fed hike.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly higher open on Monday as markets eyed Apple earnings and hints on monetary policy from the Fed.
Asian stocks traded mixed on Friday as investors took profits after the recent run-up and as earnings season gets underway in some parts of the region.
Euro zone equities finished largely lower on Thursday, as investors digested earnings news and economic data.
U.S. government debt prices fell Friday, pushing yields higher after a mediocre TIPS auction on Thursday, when stocks closed at record highs.
Asian stocks mostly advanced on Thursday despite data showing China's factory activity at a one-year low.
U.S. crude futures closed up 2.81 percent at $57.74 on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies maintained a bombing blitz in Yemen.
Gold held just above a three-week low following its biggest drop in over a month, as the dollar rose following strong U.S. housing data.q
The dollar fell against most other major currencies on Thursday, while the euro rose on waning fears of a Greek default.
U.S. stocks closed about higher, ending a day of choppy trade, as investors weighed mixed earnings and signs of strength in the housing market.
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