Sterling recovered some ground on Friday, pushing back above $1.51 as the dollar retreated broadly.
Asian stock markets enjoyed an upbeat session on Friday, but volatile trade played out in Shanghai, with the benchmark index closing down 0.2 percent after jumping to a more than 4-year high.
Stocks surged Thursday as oil steadied and on thinking central banks would buttress the global economy.
U.S. stock index futures reversed to signal a mildly lower or slightly higher open on Friday after better-than-expected U.S. nonfarm payrolls data.
U.S. government debt prices narrowed earlier losses after a reading on weekly jobless claims.
European stocks surged to close almost 3 percent higher after ECB chief Draghi reiterated the central bank was ready to start "full-blown" QE.
Gold reversed losses to edge higher on Thursday as expectations that the Federal Reserve would exercise patience in raising rates.
Oil held near $51 a barrel supported by a surprise drop in U.S. inventories, as bulls and bears searched for a bottom.
Asian equity markets raked in gains on Thursday, as the fall in oil prices abated, while a positive finish on Wall Street overnight lifted trading sentiment.
The euro extended losses into a sixth straight day to trade near a nine-year low, as investors bet the ECB was getting closer to adopting QE.
Stocks jumped Wednesday, with the S&P 500 rebounding from a five-session dive.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open ahead of a slew of earnings and jobs data, following the release of the latest Fed minutes.
U.S. Treasury debt prices turned flat on Wednesday after the Fed released the minutes from its mid-December meeting.
Europe shares ended higher on Wednesday with investors anticipating more stimulus by the European Central Bank (ECB).
Equity markets in Asia were mixed amid choppy trade on Wednesday as the hunt for a bottom in oil prices continues, while nagging worries over Greece curbed trading sentiment.
Gold eased slightly after a three-day winning streak as the dollar and equities strengthened.
The euro hit another nine-year low against the dollar on Wednesday, after data for the euro zone revealed that prices were falling in the region.
U.S. stocks looked set for a small rebound on Wednesday, ahead of the Fed's latest policy meeting minutes and unemployment and trade data.
Stocks fell Tuesday as investors fretted the implications of crude's failure to find a floor.
U.S. government debt prices spiked on Tuesday as the price of oil price continued its free-fall and Greece prepares for a snap general election.
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