Asian stocks mostly advanced on Monday as China rolled out its third interest rate cut since November.
Oil slipped on Monday as signs U.S. shale oil production was recovering after a recent price rally renewed concerns of a growing global supply glut.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower Wall Street open on Tuesday, as global stocks declined on the back of a sharp fall in bond prices.
Gold was little changed on Monday, after the impact of Friday's mixed U.S. data supporting bets the Fed will not raise rates until late 2015.
The dollar rose against the euro on renewed worries over a Greek exit from the eurozone, while the New Zealand dollar plunged against the greenback.
U.S. stocks closed higher as investors cheered a jobs report that showed economic growth but not enough for most to see immediate Fed tightening.
European shares rallied on Friday after the U.K. election outcome and a U.S. jobs report that showed economic growth but not enough to warrant a rate rise immediately.
Asian shares traded mostly firmer on Friday on the back of a positive lead from Wall Street and bets that Beijing will roll out more easing measures.
Gold retained losses from the previous two sessions on Friday as equities and the dollar firmed
The dollar gained against the euro as a mixed U.S. jobs report stoked uncertainty over the health of the U.S. economy.
US oil prices settled higher after oilfield services firm Baker Hughes reported that the U.S. oil rig count fell for the 22nd consecutive week.
U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday as investors awaited the key April jobs report and eyed easing in oil prices and bond yields.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat to slightly lower open, as investors weighed April employment report and looked ahead to the week's data.
U.S. stock index futures briefly turned positive on Thursday amid weekly U.S. jobless claims number.
Treasurys rose, getting a lift from weak global equity markets and breaking a slide that had pushed yields on 30-year bonds to more than 3 percent.
European equities trimmed losses on Thursday and closed flat, rebounding from heavy selling earlier in the session.
Asian stocks remained in the doldrums on Thursday, hit by a confluence of factors like a weaker finish on Wall Street overnight.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday as investors digested the April jobs report.
Gold extended losses into a second session as higher bond yields dented its investment appeal, while uncertainty over a U.S. rate hike also weighed.
Oil wiped out recent gains, as euphoria from the first US inventory drawdown in months faded and focus returned to oversupplies in crude and gasoline.
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Oil rig counts in the U.S. rose for the first time since December 2014 last week, which could impact year-end price targets.
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.