Stocks in Asia were mixed at the open on Friday, after major oil producers agreed to extend output cuts for an additional nine months.
Stocks closed higher as tech stocks climbed while Wall Street remained positive about the Federal Reserve's plan to trim its balance sheet.
European markets ended lower Thursday as a sharp fall in oil prices weighed on sentiment, following news out of an OPEC meeting.
Stocks in Asia closed higher after minutes from the Fed indicated an unwinding of its balance sheet and ahead of an OPEC meeting.
The dollar was on the defensive on Thursday, with investors low on incentives to buy the greenback.
OPEC extended its crude oil output cuts by nine months, but some investors expected the cartel to do more.
Gold held steady on Thursday as the dollar weakened after Fed minutes suggested that the bank could take a more cautious approach to rate increases.
U.S. government debt prices were higher Thursday, as investors waited for Fed members to speak on the back of the FOMC minutes release.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday as oil-producing nations agree to extend production cuts for nine months.
U.S. equities traded higher as investors cheered the Federal Reserve's plan for scaling back its massive $4.5 trillion balance sheet.
European markets were mixed on Wednesday, extending the losses seen in Asian markets, after Moody's downgraded its credit rating for the world's second-largest economy China.
Major indexes in Asia were mostly higher on Wednesday as investors looked for guidance from minutes from the Fed and an upcoming OPEC meeting.
The Canadian, Australian and New Zealand dollars all fell solidly on Thursday, tracking a drop in oil prices.
Oil prices retreated after a disappointing U.S. gasoline stock draw and as investors awaited an anticipated OPEC output cut extension.
Gold was little changed after minutes from the Fed's latest meeting were released.
U.S. government debt prices rose after the release of the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) meeting in May.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a relatively flat open on Wednesday, as investors geared up for the latest Fed minutes.
Stocks traded mostly higher on Tuesday as hope around the Trump trade was renewed among investors.
European bourses moved higher on Tuesday as investors digested economic data in the euro zone after waking up to news of UK terror incident.
Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday, despite major Wall Street indexes closing in the green, after a deadly explosion in the U.K.