Asian indexes closed mixed as the dollar extended its rise and as investors digested China PMI and solid U.S. economic data.
Unimpressive U.S. economic data failed to boost expectations for another Federal Reserve rate increase this year.
Gasoline prices hit $2 a gallon for the first time since 2015 as flooding from Harvey knocked out almost a quarter of U.S. refineries.
Gold prices was mixed on Thursday as the dollar gained ground after data showed strong growth in the United States
European markets closed higher on Thursday as investors digested fresh data and geopolitical fears eased.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Thursday, as investors looked ahead to data and a speech by a member of the Federal Reserve.
US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday, as investors geared up for more data, while keeping an eye on oil and politics.
European markets closed higher Wednesday as investors' concerns over North Korea appeared to ease off.
Asia markets closed higher, following the stronger lead from Wall Street as traders appeared to shake off new North Korea missile concerns.
The U.S. dollar rose broadly on speculation the European Central Bank could step in to weaken the euro.
U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday as the technology sector climbed higher.
Gasoline futures surged to a two-year high, as flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey shut nearly a quarter of U.S. refinery capacity.
Gold rose on Wednesday as safe-haven demand was buoyed by expectations that geopolitical tensions could persist.
U.S. government debt prices edged higher Wednesday, as investors digested data while shaking off concerns surrounding geopolitics.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday, as geopolitical concerns surrounding North Korea appeared to be receding.
European markets closed lower Tuesday as geopolitical concerns surrounding North Korea raised fresh jitters across global markets.
Investors turned to safe-haven assets after North Korea fired a missile before Asian markets opened on Tuesday.
The U.S. dollar turned positive against a basket of major rivals on Tuesday after touching its lowest level in more than 2½ years.
Stocks regained their footing to close higher on Tuesday as investors shook off the tension between the U.S. and North Korea.
Crude oil prices fell as Tropical Storm Harvey shut down some 13 percent of refining capacity in the United States.