In Europe, Germany's DAX slipped 0.4 percent to 10,879 while the CAC 40 in France fell 0.5 percent lower to 4,781. Hong Kong's Hang Seng recovered to edge 0.1 percent higher, to 26,492.61, while the Shanghai Composite index was flat at 2,545.37.
Crude futures sank along with the ebbing energy sector in the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors, which led the laggards with around 0.58 percent fall. Shares fell in Taiwan but rose in Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Heightened risk appetite boosted US Treasury yields to the highest this year, while the US dollar extended losses after minutes from a December 18-19 Federal Reserve policy meeting showed many Fed policymakers said the central bank could be patient on future rate hikes. He echoed the tone of Fed officials who were present at a meeting last month. A market-sensitive Fed is reassuring to investors who fear its tightening policies would send the US economy into recession.
The previous session, oil prices jumped 5 percent, capping off an eight-day rally that marked oil's longest sustained rise since July 2017. A 90-day financial truce reached by Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the G20 summit has put on hold the White House's threat to raise levies from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion of those goods.
The growing optimism allowed traders to overlook a report of a steep inventory jump for USA gasoline and diesel.
ANALYST'S TAKE: "While there was agreement on less thorny issues such as agriculture and energy, USA demands for verification and enforceable targets on intellectual property rights, transfer of technologies and non-tariff barriers may not be that easily addressed", DBS Group Research strategists Eugene Leow and Neel Gopalakrishnan said in a commentary.
Nasri Shines as West Ham Beats Arsenal Sources suggest that Chinese clubs are interested in him, after his brilliant performance for the Hammers this season. If a full-back goes up, he's able to go out wide to deal with it.
CHINESE ECONOMY: On Thursday, China released consumer and producer inflation figures that missed the mark.
Gold prices rose on Wednesday, with spot gold up 0.68 percent to $1,293.65 per ounce. This was the slowest pace of growth in six months.
Benchmark 10-year notes were last down 2/32 in price to yield 2.7225 percent after earlier rising to 2.747 percent, the highest since December 28.
But the upbeat mood was dampened after the two sides issued only mildly positive statements that lacked concrete details, helping end a four-day rally in share markets and pushing the U.S. dollar to a near three-month low.
It was the first time that Brent and WTI had seen nine days of consecutive price increases since 2007 and 2010 respectively.
International Brent crude futures LCOc1 were up 69 cents, or 1.2 per cent, at $59.41 per barrel. It added another 23 cents to $52.59 per barrel on Thursday.
ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude was flat at $52.49 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange while Brent crude, used to price worldwide oils, was down 24 cents at $61.44 per barrel.
The mission demonstrates China's growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russian Federation , the European Union and the U.S. This is the second Chinese probe to land on the moon, following the first Yutu rover mission on its Earth-facing side in 2013.
A protester with a poster of Trump and Putin outside the Phoenix Convention Center where Trump was holding a rally in August 2017. At the same time , & as I have often said, getting along with Russian Federation is a good thing, not a bad thing.
Dell had the strongest growth among the top OEMs at 1.6 percent for the quarter and ended 2018 growing 5.6 percent over 2017. Asus shipments sank 10.7 percent to 4.211 million, while its market share declined to 6.1 percent from 6.6 percent.
Stairs said that with CHIME, "mapping the entire northern hemisphere every day, we're bound to find more repeaters over time". Though researchers have been able to track down the area of origin for at least one FRB, it's usually hard to study one.
According to ABC 13 , Thomas made history back in 2015 after becoming the first female to be a full-time official for the NFL . Thomas was the down judge in Sunday's divisional round game between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers .
The Celtics have won seven out of 10 and are 25-16, but that still falls below the lofty expectations they had before the season. These are a lot of things that I don't think that some of my teammates have faced of just every single day.
A Milwaukee bus driver went above the call of duty when she stopped to save an unlikely would-be passenger: a toddler. Police said the baby's mother had left her outside while suffering from a mental health issue.
Kuchar ended a four-year drought by winning the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico last fall, and there are a few similarities. Love is not playing next week on the Big Island because he is playing the Singapore Open. "Still played a good round".
With the PC version of the game hitting Steam, here's what you need to know before downloading the demo. It was recently revealed that the Resident Evil 2 Remake demo has an interesting gimmick attached.
Graham says Trump isn't giving in on border wall
The California Democrat opposes spending money on what she calls an "ineffective, wasteful wall" along the USA southern border. He again sought to blame Democrats , who he said were "everywhere but Washington as people await their pay".
Wisconsin kidnapping, killing suspect lived under the radar
Less than 15 minutes later, Jake Patterson, 21, was in custody after police pulled over his vehicle, based on Closs' description. The 13-year-old's parents-Denise Closs, 46, and James Closs, 56-were found murdered in their Wisconsin home on October 15.
Mortal Kombat Animated Movie Reportedly In Development
Should this project find favor with the fanbase, I'm guessing it'll finally gloss over Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins. The report also revealed a new character named Geras, who will also reportedly get the video package treatment as well .
R. Kelly denies all sexual misconduct allegations
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Fox earlier this week called on victims to share their stories with police and prosecutors. Lifetime is part of A&E Networks, which is a joint venture between Hearst Communications and Walt Disney Co.