Asian equity markets kicked off the week with modest gains on Monday as traders brace for a week full of event risk.
Stocks fell Thursday after data showed spending rising less than forecast in May.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on the last trading day of the week, following weak U.S. data and hawkish Fed comments.
U.S. crude fell, with Brent also trading lower as fears eased over export disruptions from Iraq, OPEC's second-largest producer.
Gold settled lower on Thursday as U.S. consumer spending data and sliding crude oil prices sent prices below a two-month high earlier this week.
Sterling rallied on Thursday after new measures to cool the UK housing market failed to dampen rate rise expectations.
U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after mixed economic reports.
U.S. stock index futures pointed slightly higher on Thursday, with global markets boosted after a weaker-than-expected reading on U.S. economic growth.
Asian equity markets declined on Friday following hawkish comments from a Federal Reserve official.
Bonds rose on Wednesday after government data showed the U.S. economy took a much worse bruising in early 2014 than previously calculated.
U.S. crude oil inched higher after news of a U.S. government decision to permit exports of lightly refined oil.
Gold fell as physical buying dried up after prices jumped to their highest in two months, while silver also slipped.
Brent crude was up at around $115 a barrel on Monday, on potential disruptions to supply from Iraq.
The British pound fell after the Bank of England did little to bolster rate hike expectations.
Stocks pushed modestly higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 extending a five-session that rise.
Asian equities rose on Thursday after a weak reading on U.S. growth reinforced expectations the Fed won't raise interest rates anytime soon.
Stocks fell, with the S&P 500 turning lower after rising to another record.
U.S. stock index futures declined on Tuesday, ahead of further housing market data.
U.S. Treasury prices rose on Tuesday, getting a lift from investors turning away from weakening Wall Street equities and reawakened worries in Iraq.
European shares closed mixed on Tuesday, struggling after the release of worse-than-expected data for Germany.
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