European equities finished higher on Tuesday, rising from session lows, as investors reacted to fresh economic data from the euro zone.
Brent fell on Tuesday as the dollar reversed losses and fear of global oversupply persisted, while strong U.S. data limited WTI's losses.
Asian stocks traded mixed late Tuesday as negative impact from the weaker-than-expected China data subsided.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Wednesday, as volatility in the dollar continued to spook markets.
The dollar rebounded against the euro on persistent bullishness toward the greenback tied to divergent monetary policies between the U.S. and Europe.
Gold rose to a 2-1/2 week high, rising for the fifth straight session on growing expectations that a interest rate increase could be pushed further.
U.S. stocks closed lower as investors looked ahead to a light week of economic reports amid some consolidation in currency and oil prices.
U.S. Treasury yields dipped on Monday, as traders continued to buy U.S. government debt after dovish comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Tuesday ahead of a number of key data releases, amid choppy trade in currencies and oil.
European equities ended lower as investors watched a meeting between the leaders of Greece and Germany.
Gold retained gains to trade near its highest in two weeks, boosted by a weaker dollar and Fed caution on the timing of interest rate hikes.
The dollar fell for a second straight session against a basket of major currencies after traders unwound bullish dollar positions.
U.S. crude settled higher on Monday as a declining dollar offset global oversupply concerns
Equity markets in Tokyo and Shanghai outperformed the region to scale fresh multi-year highs on Monday, drawing strength from a strong finish on Wall Street last week.
U.S. stocks jumped about 1 percent to close near highs, continuing several days of alternating gains and losses as investors weighed a weaker dollar.
U.S. bond yields crept lower on Friday, ahead of speeches by Federal Reserve policymakers.
European equities closed higher on Friday, with the FTSE 100 provisionally up 0.8 percent, above 7,000 for the first time.
The dollar stumbled on Friday, capping its worst weekly performance against the euro in more than two years.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Monday, amid some dollar and oil price weakness, ahead of a busy week of data releases.
Gold held recent gains to trade near a two-week high on Friday and was headed for its biggest weekly jump since January.
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Manufacturing in China contracted more slowly in November and the services industry grew, signs that the economy's transition is on track.
Asia's third-largest economy expanded at a 7.4 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, compared with 7 percent in April-June.
Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs's top economist, expects the Federal Reserve to go gradual on rates, and for modest U.S. growth to prevail.