U.S. Treasurys extended their decline amid the release of several U.S. economic data points.
European equities closed higher on Wednesday after the European Central Bank (ECB) held its key interest rates unchanged.
A majority of Asia's stock markets fell on Wednesday, as upbeat economic data in the region failed to boost trading sentiment.
U.S. stocks closed slightly lower on Tuesday, as investors failed to hold positive momentum on domestic data and Greece debt talks.
Rising European bond yields raised concern that the availability of speculative money that had been invested in oil could dry up.
Traders and investors ignored a fifth straight weekly decline in U.S. crude stockpiles to focus instead on a big build in distillates.
U.S. stock markets were expected to open lower on Thursday, judging by trade in equity index futures, as a sell-off in government bonds gathered pace.
The dollar traded lower against the euro after the Federal Reserve said U.S. economic growth remained tepid.
Gold eased on Wednesday as the dollar recovered losses against the euro and prospects increased of a debt deal for Greece.
European equities close largely lower as investors focus on the continuing negotiations regarding Greece's debt problems and new economic data.
U.S. stock index futures traded higher on Wednesday, pointing to a positive open as investors looked ahead to U.S. economic reports amid European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's remarks.
As regional bourses stumbled on the back of a slew of central bank decisions, Shanghai stocks outperformed on Tuesday.
Oil prices rose Tuesday, driven by a weak dollar, and expectations that U.S. crude supplies fell for a fifth straight week.
The euro strengthened against the U.S. dollar, which was on track to post its biggest one-day loss against the single currency since mid-March.
Gold edged higher on Tuesday as the dollar fell and uncertainty persisted over Greece's debt crisis.
U.S. stocks closed higher on June's first trading day as investors found some encouragement from mixed second-quarter economic reports.
Yields rose on Monday after data suggested the world's largest economy was on a more steady path to recovery after a soft patch in the first quarter.
European equities closed mixed on Monday as investors reacted to new economic data and cheered updates from the pharmaceutical sector.
China and Japan stocks kept rallying on Monday.
U.S. stocks closed lower on the last trading day of the month, as investors digested data and remained cautious on continued concerns about Greece.
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