Stocks rose, notching fresh record highs, as a post-U.S. election rally continued following a key monetary policy announcement from the ECB.
China's November exports rose 0.1 percent on-year while imports rose 6.7 percent on-year on a dollar-denominated basis, reversing declines in October.
U.S. equities rose, as a post-election rally continued, while investors digested data and braced for two key central bank meetings.
U.S. banks got another boost Monday from the "no" vote in the weekend's Italian referendum. The KBW Nasdaq Bank Index rose about 1.4 percent.
G-III Apparel Group shares rose 3 percent Friday despite the company's disappointing earnings report on Thursday.
Health care spending in the U.S. rose to $3.2 trillion, and rose at its fastest rate since 2007. CNBC's Sue Herera reports.
Jeremy Siegel, Wharton finance professor, weighs in on the current state of the Trump rally.
Shares of Skechers rose nearly 16 percent Thursday after the company's CEO, Robert Greenberg, disclosed that he purchased 500,000 shares of the company.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Thursday as traders digested economic data and corporate earnings, while oil prices rose.
Japan's benchmark index rose more than 1 percent on Thursday as China PMIs offered support and OPEC reached a deal to cut oil production on Wednesday.