Asian stocks remained in the doldrums on Thursday, hit by a confluence of factors like a weaker finish on Wall Street overnight.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday as investors digested the April jobs report.
Gold extended losses into a second session as higher bond yields dented its investment appeal, while uncertainty over a U.S. rate hike also weighed.
Oil wiped out recent gains, as euphoria from the first US inventory drawdown in months faded and focus returned to oversupplies in crude and gasoline.
U.S. stocks closed lower, reversing a positive open, as investors weighed higher yields and energy prices ahead of Friday's important jobs report.
The dollar recovered against the euro after German bund yields retreated from their highs for the year.
European equities closed mostly higher on Wednesday as investors reacted to a slew of earnings reports and data, as the euro rallied against the dollar.
Asian equities sold off on Wednesday, as weak corporate results in Sydney and an unimpressive U.S. lead took a toll on trading sentiment.
The euro hit a ten-week peak, tracking European bond yields higher and benefiting from a sell-off in the dollar after weak U.S. jobs data
Gold edged down as the impact of higher yields counteracted the effects of a weaker dollar.
The first U.S. crude stockpile drop since January sent oil prices to 2015 highs on Wednesday before traders took profits on a multi-week rally.
U.S. stocks closed about 1 percent lower on Tuesday as investors eyed higher bond yields, mixed domestic data and renewed concerns over Greece.
U.S. Treasury yields were little changed on Tuesday after selling off on Monday, as a busy week of data lies ahead.
European equities closed sharply lower on Tuesday, following U.S. stocks down as investors kept an eye on the ongoing Greece bailout drama and bank earnings.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a firm open, following the previous day's sharp falls and amid key data releases as yields held near recent highs.
Chinese shares plummeted on Tuesday, while their counterparts in Sydney witnessed volatile trade following the Reserve Bank of Australia's rate cut.
U.S. stocks closed higher, following positive momentum from Europe, as investors looked to Fed speeches and data for signals on rate hike timing.
The dollar fell from three-week highs against the yen and one-week peaks versus the euro.
U.S. crude on Tuesday rose to a five-month high above $61 per barrel.
Bonds were higher, hewing to narrow ranges on a combination of consolidation from last week's decline and low trading volumes in Tokyo and London.
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