Europe closed lower on Wednesday as a sharp rise in oil prices failed to win over investors, with news on central banks continuing to dwell.
The dollar was little changed as upbeat data on U.S. services sector offset a weaker-than-expected report on private job growth.
Oil prices hit session highs on Wednesday after the U.S. government reported another surprise weekly drawdown in crude inventories.
Gold steadied after previously plunging in a sharp sell-off triggered by speculation and a break of key technical support levels.
Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday, as the U.S. dollar climbed after hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday, as investors awaited remarks from key Fed officials and new data.
Stocks closed lower, pressured by a rising dollar, while investors digested data from the IMF and remarks from a Fed official.
European stocks closed higher Tuesday with Deutsche Bank back in focus for its first trading day of the week.
In Europe, shares of stricken German lender Deutsche Bank were higher in their first day of trading following a long weekend.
U.S. sovereign bond prices were lower as investors focused on remarks from Fed officials.
Stocks closed lower as investors digested key economic news and kept an eye on oil prices.
The sterling stumbled against the dollar on fears over the fallout of Britain's looming exit from the European Union.
Oil prices were slightly higher, with Brent hitting four-month highs on a rally inspired by OPEC plans to tighten output.
Gold fell to its lowest in over two weeks on Tuesday as the dollar gained strength after upbeat U.S. economic data.
Asian equities were higher on Tuesday, with the ASX recovering earlier losses to struggle into positive territory.
Stocks close sharply higher as Deutsche Bank shares rebounded amid a report that the German bank was near a settlement with the Justice Department.
Sterling fell against the dollar after a deadline was set for the start of the formal process that will split Britain from the EU.
Oil prices rose on Monday after comments by Iran's leader exhorting the need for other oil producers to join OPEC in supporting the market.
Gold is down in response to Britain's decision to set a March deadline to start divorce proceedings from the EU.
U.S. sovereign bond prices eased on Friday across all major durations after gaining on Thursday.