U.S. crude futures slipped in early Asian trade on Monday, as data showing an unexpected fall in China's exports added to fears of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy, stoking demand growth concerns.
Gold edged lower for a second straight session on Monday after strong U.S. jobs data eased fears of an economic slowdown and dimmed the metal's safe-haven appeal.
The yen rose across the board early on Monday as investors gave riskier currencies, such as the Australian dollar, a wide berth after China data fueled worries about a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy.
Asian shares fell into a slumber early Monday, as weak Chinese export data at the weekend and the latest Japanese GDP figures disappointed investors.
Stocks staged a mixed finish Friday, with the S&P 500 not far from its record high.
U.S. Treasury yields rose following the release of U.S. non-farm payrolls employment report.
European stocks closed lower on Friday, as Ukraine fears lingered during a week dominated by events in Crimea.
U.S. oil rose more than $1 a barrel as tensions lingered in Ukraine and a report showed U.S. job growth accelerated by more than expected.
Gold ended 1 percent lower after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data helped soothe fears of an abrupt slowdown in the world's biggest economy.
Unexpectedly strong non-farm payroll data boosted the dollar, despite the cold winter across much of the United States.
Majority of Asian shares reaped gains on Friday, despite trading volumes remaining thin ahead of the closely-watched U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.
U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday, as investors mulled the key non-farm payrolls employment report.
Stocks mostly rose on Thursday after jobless claims fell to a three-month low.
U.S. bonds were little changed on Thursday, as investors awaited further news from Ukraine, as well as the crucial NFP jobs report.
European stocks closed flat on Thursday, after the BoE and ECB kept interest rates at record lows.
Gold gained about 1 percent, gaining support from the ECB's decision not take fresh action to inject liquidity into the eurozone's financial system.
Oil was whipsawed on Thursday, as geopolitical risks over Ukraine competed with economic data pointing to weaker demand.
The euro added half a cent after the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged.
Asian shares mostly saw subdued trade on Thursday, ahead of Friday's U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.
Asian equities recovered modestly on Tuesday, from an acute selloff seen in the previous session fueled by brewing instability in Ukraine.