In commodities, West Texas Intermediate crude oil finished unchanged at $83.76 a barrel after earlier climbing above $85 for the first time in seven years. Gold, meanwhile, edged up to $10.50 to $1,806 an ounce.

European bourses volatilised with France’s CAC 30 slipping 0.31% while Germany’s DAX 30 and Britain’s FTSE 100 advanced 0.36% and 0.25%, respectively. 

In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 slid 0.71%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index inched up 0.02% and China’s Shanghai Composite gained 0.76%.