European stocks finished lower in Thursday as markets around the world digested the latest minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
The Federal Reserve's April minutes upped the prospect of an interest rate hike, sending the dollar higher and most Asia markets lower on Thursday.
The dollar stood tall and set a three-week high against the yen on Thursday, after the minutes of the U.S. Fed's meeting rekindled expectations.
Gold fell on Thursday, after minutes from a Fed policy meeting signalled the central bank could raise rates as soon as next month.
Last month, deliveries of petroleum rose by 3.6 percent from a year ago to 19.7 million barrels per day.
U.S. stocks closed off session highs, with the Dow and S&P little changed after the release of the Fed minutes.
U.S. sovereign bond prices were lower on as investors digested the latest Fed minutes.
U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday morning as traders looked towards the release of existing home sales.
European indexes closed mostly higher as investors reacted to volatile oil markets and awaited the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting.
Most Asian markets retreated Wednesday amid concerns the Fed may hike rates soon, with Japan's shares ending a tad down after topsy-turvy trade.
The dollar rallied to a three-week high against the euro and a basket of currencies on Wednesday.
U.S. oil erased gains as the dollar jumped following the release of Fed meeting minutes that showed policymakers could raise interest rates in June.
Spot gold prices fell further Wednesday afternoon as minutes from the Federal Reserve's April meeting were released.
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, amid gains in oil prices, after renewed investor concerns about a Fed moving sooner rather than later.
U.S. sovereign bonds prices were higher Tuesday as investors digested U.S. inflation and housing data, while eyeing oil prices.
European markets hovered around the flatline Monday following weak data out of China.
Most Asian markets advanced Tuesday as energy plays rallied after rising oil prices spurred a banner session on Wall Street.
The U.S. dollar dipped against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday amid U.S. inflation data.
U.S. stock-index futures traded flat to lower early on Tuesday, as European and Asian stocks declined amid renewed concerns the Federal Reserve may hike interest rates in the near-term.
Gold prices rose on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses after a weaker dollar and falling stock markets spurred safe-haven buying.