European equities are expected to open to mixed trade on Friday as investors look ahead to the Greek referendum on Sunday.
Oil prices dropped as a rising U.S. rig count stoked fears of oversupply and after Chinese regulators opened an investigation into suspected stock market manipulation.
Gold was steady above a 3-1/2 month low, as sluggish US jobs data tempered expectations for a September rate hike by the Fed and hurt the dollar.
The dollar stuck around as disappointing US jobs data and caution ahead of Greece's referendum on bailout conditions kept the market mood subdued.
Mainland stocks extended their dramatic selloff, while downbeat sentiment prevailed elsewhere in Asia due to Greece's Sunday referendum.
U.S. stocks ended little changed as investors eyed the jobs report and were on edge ahead of Greece's Sunday referendum.
Drillers added 12 oil rigs to U.S. fields in the last week, snapping a 29-week streak of declines.
European equities closed mostly lower on Thursday, as investors awaited a high-profile referendum in Greece over the weekend.
Gold on Thursday rebounded slightly from an earlier 3½ month low after data showed the U.S. labor market was weaker in June than expected.
U.S. Treasury yields gave back earlier gains after the Labor Department reported the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in June.
The U.S. dollar slipped against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after U.S. jobs data lagged expectations.
Asian stocks outside the mainland advanced on Thursday, but lingering uncertainty over Greece's debt situation capped gains.
U.S. stocks closed higher as investors eyed better-than-expected data and remained optimistic on a deal between Greece and its creditors.
U.S. Treasury yields extended gains on Wednesday on rising hopes of a Greek bailout deal, following a leaked letter from the Greek prime minister.
European equities pared gains on Wednesday, but ended firmly in positive territory, buoyed by new hopes of a Greek deal.
U.S. crude broke below its two-month trading band as progress in Iranian nuclear talks and a surprise supply build weighed on futures.
The euro dipped, buffetted by a flurry of reports on new concessions made by Greece to its European creditors.
Gold eased on Tuesday as the euro slid sharply against the dollar, and as stock markets rallied on hopes of a Greek deal.
Asian shares outside China drifted higher on Wednesday as traders digested a slew of data and news of a Greek default.
U.S. stocks closed higher on Tuesday in a slight recovery from the worst trading day of the year, as investors remained on edge amid the imminent Greece repayment deadline to the IMF.
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Japan's economy is barely growing, its population is falling and wages are stagnant, but investors see big opportunities in its property market.
Don't expect Greek banks to reopen before around July 20, said Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Constantine Michalos.
Greek's ag sector was already facing a challenging 2015, but now there's fear the uncertainty could disrupt the food and wine trade.