European shares finished higher with investors reacting to a slew of earnings and ongoing negotiations surrounding Greece's bailout program.
Japanese shares rose to a fifteen-year high on Thursday, while trade in the rest of Asia was quiet with several markets closed for Lunar New Year.
Asian markets enjoyed a higher open on Wednesday, with Tokyo shares at a fresh 8-year high, following a positive lead from Wall Street overnight.
U.S. stocks closed higher on Tuesday after encouraging reports out of Greece sent the S&P 500 to a record.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Thursday, after the Greek government requested a loan extension from its euro zone creditors.
U.S. government debt prices slipped on Tuesday as talks between Greece and the euro zone failed to reach a compromise.
The euro recovered from initial losses, helped by a bounce in German investor sentiment.
Gold snapped a three-day rally, losing almost 1 percent as investors remained cautious after a breakdown of Greek debt talks.
Oil pared gains after earlier getting support from threats to Middle East supplies and expectations lower prices may curb U.S. output.
Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday as a break down in negotiations over Greece, along with a mixed bag of earnings, depressed trading sentiment.
European markets ended lower as investors focused on negotiations between Greece and the rest of the euro zone over its debts.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Wednesday, after the Greek government said it would request a loan extension from the euro zone.
Gold rose for a third straight session, as the dollar weakened before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on how to proceed with Greece.
The euro inched higher ahead of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers that investors expect will find enough common ground to support Greece.
Oil rose to near $62 a barrel, supported by concerns over the escalating conflict with Islamic State militants in Libya.
Asian markets traded broadly higher amid choppy trade Monday, with Japanese shares charging up to a 8-year high.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Friday, following forecast-beating growth data from the euro zone and a firming oil price.
U.S. government debt prices slipped on Friday, pushing yields comfortably over 2 percent, as oil prices firmed.
European equities ended higher Friday with investor sentiment boosted by better-than-expected growth numbers.
US stock index futures signaled a lower open on Tuesday, following Europe, after talks between Greece and its euro zone partners broke down.
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