A new trading week ushered in another mixed trading session for Asia, as investors' confidence wavered following more below-view data from China.
The dollar made broad-based gains, recovering some ground after several weeks of selling that brought the greenback to more attractive levels.
U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed in choppy trade on Friday, as disappointing data weighed on investor sentiment amid dollar declines and lower bond yields
U.S. stock index futures indicated Wall Street would follow European markets higher on Tuesday, after finishing at record highs on Monday.
Gold hit three-month highs, rising for a fifth session, as a run of soft US data supported beliefs that the Fed will hold off hiking rates for now.
U.S. Treasury yields slipped on Friday on more economic data and after a 30-year auction that met with lackluster demand.
WTI settled down as a rallying dollar weighed on the commodities complex amid a bearish price outlook by Goldman Sachs.
European equities finished lower, having fluctuated for much of the session on Friday, following weak US data and strength in the euro.
Stock markets in Shanghai were the biggest laggards on Friday, while the rest of Asia advanced on the back of an impressive U.S. lead.
Gold closed higher, logging their biggest weekly gain since mid-January as soft US consumer sentiment data weighed on the dollar.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat-to-lower open on Monday, with housing market indicators set to dominate this week after a run of soft economic data.
US oil closed lower on Friday but managed to end the week slightly higher, marking its ninth straight weekly gain.
U.S. stocks closed one percent higher on Thursday as investors cheered further weakness in the dollar and calmer bond markets, amid mixed economic data.
The Treasury Department auctioned $16 billion in 30-year bonds at a high yield of 3.044 percent, which was the highest since November.
The dollar fell to a 3-month low against the euro as disappointing data on factory activity and consumer sentiment spurred doubts about recovery.
European equities ended higher as new regulation from the European Commission helped the continent's steel producers post strong gains.
Asian equities traded mixed on Thursday, with Sydney and Tokyo coming under pressure as their local currencies strengthened against the greenback.
Crude moved lower on Thursday as weak data from the world's top economies raised concern about the outlook for global fuel demand.
The U.S. dollar traded lower against a currency basket after downward producer price data challenged hopes for better U.S. economic growth.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat to slightly higher open on Friday, amid data releases and following a record market close on Thursday.
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