US crude oil inventories shrank sharply during the preceding week as exports and refinery activity picked up.
Commodity prices edged higher on Tuesday, with base metals pacing gains as the Greenback drifted lower ahead of the Federal Reserve's next policy meeting.
Sentiment among US housebuilders held steady in March, according to data released on Monday.
The European Union’s trade surplus with the United States continued to rise in January, further underlining tensions between Brussels and Washington.
Commodity prices found a small bid at the end of the week, with the buying pressure strongest among precious metals and agricultural futures.
Rates for job openings and voluntary so-called 'quits' in the US were unchanged in January, pointing to a gradual acceleration in wage growth, economists said.
Eurosceptics in parliament have rejected attorney general Geoffrey Cox’ latest legal advice on the Irish backstop, which was updated in order to try and finally get a divorce deal through parliament.
Consumer sentiment in the US improved in March, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.
Strategists at Deutsche Bank stuck to their 'neutral' view for European stocks, despite their being overvalued, arguing that a US-China trade truce and shift towards a Brexit deal would sustain the 'overshoot' in valuations versus their estimate of fair value.
US industrial production eked out just a small gain last month, with output in manufacturing hit by a slide in business equipment.
Credit Suisse raised its recommendation on shares of European cyclicals relative to defensives on Friday, from 'benchmark' to 'overweight', while lowering their view on defensives from 'benchmark' to 'underweight'.
Business conditions in the New York region unexpectedly deteriorated in March, according to a survey released by the New York Fed on Friday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is close to deciding whether to halt denuclearisation talks with the US after President Donald Trump walked away from negotiations in February, according to a North Korean diplomat.
Inflation in the eurozone rose as expected in February, according to data released by Eurostat on Friday.
MPs voted on Thursday to delay Britain's exit from the European Union for at least three months in another night of chaotic scenes at Westminster.
Eurosceptic European Research Group brexiteer Steve Baker has said that he has plans to ensure the UK leaves the European Union on the original Brexit date, 29 March.
Chinese economic activity slowed down a tad more quickly than expected at the start of 2019, a batch of economic reports revealed, with economists emphasising the negatives in the latest figures.
US President Donald Trump said late on Wednesday that he is in “no rush” to sign a pact with China and that he would walk away from talks if any new trade deal is not to his liking.
Prices of goods purchased overseas rose more quickly than expected at the start of 2019 on the back of more expensive fuel imports.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, according to figures from the Labor Department.