Brent is heading for a 2 percent decline this week, a third consecutive weekly drop. WTI is on track for a seventh week of losses, with a fall of more than 3 percent.
Japan’s Nikkei gained 0.5 percent while in U.S. markets, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.58 percent and the S&P 500 gained 0.79 percent.
“I call it the rigged witch hunt, (it) is a sham,” Trump told the newspaper in an interview on Wednesday. “And these people led it.
The New York Times first reported the petition on Thursday. Google declined to comment.
The Chinese yuan recovered from its weakest level since January 2017, and the dollar pared losses from earlier in the day.
All 11 major sectors of the S&P 500 were in positive territory.
The last rites of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will take place at 4 pm tomorrow at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal here, BJP chief Amit Shah said.
TCS' market capitalisation (m-cap) stood at Rs 7,63,360.46 crore, which is Rs 307.42 crore more than that of Reliance Industries' Rs 7,63,053.04 crore valuation.
RBI's MPC members cited possible risks of inflation in the second half of the year as one of the key drivers for raising interest rates in August, according to minutes of the meeting released.