European stock markets rallied Thursday, after solid gains in Asia, as the U.S. Federal Reserve opted against lifting interest rates -- but signaled action later this year.
Oil prices climbed Thursday, building on the previous day's gains following a bigger-than-forecast fall in U.S. stockpiles, and a plunge in the dollar after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold.
European and Asian stocks mostly rallied and the U.S. dollar surged Wednesday after Japan's central bank overhauled its stimulus program and as markets awaited the outcome of the Fed's policy meeting.
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Oil prices rose in Asia Wednesday as traders awaited the release of U.S. energy stockpiles data and a U.S. central bank decision on interest rates.
Global stock markets drifted Tuesday with dealers on tenterhooks on the first day of key monetary policy meetings for the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan.
Oil prices eased in Asia Tuesday with analysts expecting volatility in the run up to a producers' meeting next week, while traders are also awaiting the release of U.S. stockpiles data.
European and Asian stocks markets mostly rallied on Monday, with all eyes on central banks ahead of key meetings this week in the United States and Japan.
The dollar eased in Asia Monday after last week's pick-up as investors await crucial policy meetings at the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan later this week.
Oil prices edged up in Asia on Tuesday as OPEC member Venezuela indicated a deal to limit output is close and after fresh fighting in Libya.