Crude oil fell on Thursday as players took profits from the past two days of gains.
MSCI's decision to delay the inclusion of China-listed shares in its emerging market index weighed on mainland markets on Wednesday.
The dollar slipped to two-week lows against the yen on Wednesday after Japan's chief central banker said the yen was "very weak."
Yields remained higher on Wednesday as the government's auction of 10-year notes met solid demand.
Trade in U.S. stock futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street shares on Wednesday, as focus turned to rising bond yields.
U.S. stock index futures were a touch higher as investors eyed this week's most-anticipated economic number: May retail sales.
U.S. stocks closed up more than 1 percent amid signs of progress in the Greece debt talks and better economic growth as yields continued to rally.
Oil rallied for a second straight day on Wednesday as U.S. government data confirmed a big weekly drawdown in domestic crude stockpiles.
Gold rose for a third straight session on Wednesday, bolstered by a softer dollar and worries over the Greek debt crisis.
U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed as investors eyed recovery in bond yields and indicators on rate hike timing, amid continued Greece debt talks.
European equities closed largely lower on Tuesday, in the wake of declines in Asian markets and falls in shares of HSBC and Deutsche Bank.
Asian equities declined on Tuesday, as China's inflation data and the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates weighed on sentiment.
Oil gained more than 3 percent on higher seasonal demand in developed economies and expectations of falling US shale production.
European equities closed higher on Wednesday, ending a six-day downward trend, on hopes of further assistance for Greece.
The dollar inched ahead on Tuesday, eroding its previous session's loss, helped by a rise in U.S. bond yields.
Yields held gains after the government's auction of three-year Treasury notes, the first batch of this week's $58B offering of new debt supply.
Gold added to small overnight gains on Tuesday, helped by a weaker dollar, but the metal remained near an 11-week low.
U.S. stock futures dipped on Monday, indicating a flat to lower open for Wall Street amid nervousness about bonds and concern about Greece.
European equities closed lower on Monday as geopolitical tensions continue to rattle sentiment, while shares in Deutsche Bank surged.
China's Shanghai Composite index clinched fresh seven-year peaks on Monday, outperforming the region which has largely seen a mixed performance.
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