Wall Street was seen opening sharply lower on Friday, as global markets sold off and investors awaited the monthly U.S. employment report.
U.S. bonds declined on Friday, along with other "safe-haven" assets like German Bunds, even as global stock markets sold off.
European shares continued their fall lower with investors reacting to new data from the euro zone and looking ahead to jobs data due out from the U.S.
Gold held near a six-week low as U.S. economic optimism offset safe-haven demand from geopolitical tensions.
Brent crude held near $106 as ample supply continued to drag on prices after the benchmark posted its worst monthly performance since April 2013.
The dollar hovered around 10-month highs ahead of U.S. jobs data on Friday, the end of a third strong week.
Asian stocks declined on Friday following a global market selloff overnight but upbeat data from China helped cap larger losses.
Stocks declined Thursday, with sentiment hit by a larger-than-expected drop in European inflation.
U.S. bonds rose on Thursday, partially recovering after Wednesday's strong GDP read piqued fears of a forthcoming rise in interest rates.
European shares closed lower on Thursday with investors reacting to quarterly earnings and some disappointing data from the euro zone.
Gold settled near a six-week low on Thursday, ignoring sharp losses in the S&P 500 equities index.
U.S. crude tumbled to a more than 4-month low under $100 a barrel on news of a lengthy shutdown at a key oil refinery in Kansas.
The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after labor market data fueled expectations for a hawkish Fed.
Asian equities were mixed on Thursday as profit-taking overshadowed robust U.S. economic data overnight.
Stocks turned mostly lower Wednesday as better-than-expected growth in the second quarter fostered talk of Fed rate hikes.
U.S. stock-index futures ticked lower on Thursday, as investors awaited a blast of earnings and the usual weekly jobless figures.
Bond yields rose on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced that it will taper another $10 billion.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday, as investors reacted to fresh sanctions against Russia, big-name earnings and U.S. GDP.
Gold was trading in a tight range below $1,300 an ounce, as investors nervously awaited the end of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.
Oil fell as weak demand in Europe and Asia and ample supply in the Atlantic basin outweighed political drama in Ukraine and the Middle East.
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