European markets finished higher Wednesday as investors digested new data out of China, while eyeing the latest moves in the oil price.
Asia markets wavered between positive and negative on Wednesday, ending mixed despite an oil-price rise and a pick-up in China's services sector.
The U.S. dollar hit a fresh 17-month trough against the yen on doubts that the BOJ would intervene to halt the yen's appreciation.
Gold fell on Wednesday as a recovery in equities prompted some profit-taking after Tuesday's rally.
Crude futures jumped on Wednesday as hopes for an agreement among exporters to freeze output underpinned the market.
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, following declines in overseas developed markets on soft data, despite gains in oil prices and better U.S. data.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Thursday morning.
U.S. sovereign bond prices were higher on Tuesday morning amid a "risk-on" move away from equities due to the slump in the oil price.
European equities finished sharply lower on Tuesday, as volatility in commodity markets weighed on sentiment.
Asia markets ended mostly lower on Tuesday, with Japanese shares losing ground on the back of a stronger yen.
The yen soared to its highest in 17 months against the dollar as sentiment in stock and commodity markets soured, with crude oil retreating.
Gold rebounded by 1 percent on Tuesday, snapping two days of losses as risk appetite evaporated.
U.S. oil prices surged 5.18 percent on Wednesday after the U.S. government reported a surprise draw in domestic crude stockpiles.
U.S. stocks closed lower Monday as pressure from a decline in oil prices mostly offset gains in health care stocks.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open with investors reacting to a rebound in the price of oil and some strong data from China.
U.S. bonds were mixed with investors closely watching a spike in the price of oil and digested remarks from a key U.S. Federal Reserve member.
European equities closed higher on Monday, despite oil prices and a number of telecom stocks falling into negative territory.
Asian markets were mixed Monday, not getting much of a boost from solid U.S. jobs data last week, while Japan shares lost ground as the yen rose.
The U.S. dollar hit its lowest against the yen in two weeks on continued expectations of a slow path of Fed rate hikes this year.
Gold fell on Monday after strong U.S. economic data boosted investor risk sentiment.