The dispute triggered a shutdown of about one-quarter of the federal government, and Trump has said he will not sign any bill to reopen the government that does not include funding for the wall. The S&P 500 index added 0.4 percent to 2,584.96. USA crude CLc1 was at $51.65 per barrel, down $0.71 or 1.4%. The Shanghai Composite index was up 0.6 percent at 2,550.35. Shares fell in Taiwan but rose in Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.
That added to advances since last week in equity markets around the world, following a strong US employment report and comments from the Federal Reserve chief that calmed worries USA interest rate hikes would hurt growth. He echoed the tone of other 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 USA economy into recession.
Both oil price benchmarks had jumped by around 5 percent the previous day as financial markets around the world surged on the hopes that Washington and Beijing may be able to soon end their trade disputes, soothing fears of an all-out trade war between the two biggest economies and its possible impact on global growth. The U.S. Trade Representative's Office issued a statement saying the two sides discussed "ways to achieve fairness, reciprocity, and balance in trade relations".
"China and the United States managing to agree on a positive deal would favour further risk-on sentiment within markets over the short-term".
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Late December's more bearish stance "was more about hedge funds squaring their books after they'd had a very bad year", said Frances Hudson, a global thematic strategist at Aberdeen Standard Investments in Edinburgh. This was the slowest pace of growth in six months. Producer prices inched up 0.9 percent from a year ago, far from November's 2.7 percent rise.
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 were also down 1.3 percent, or 79 cents, at $60.65 per barrel. It added 23 cents to $52.94 per barrel on Thursday.
Fears that Nigeria's 2019 budget may suffer huge revenue short fall may be abetted as the prices of crude oil in the worldwide market rebounded on Wednesday, selling at the $60 per barrel benchmark set for the budget by the Federal Government. It climbed 4.6 percent to $61.44 a barrel in London.
In currency markets, the dollar rose against the euro, boosted by technical factors after the euro hit key resistance levels.