European shares closed mixed with traders with concerns over stock valuations, policy action from the ECB and upcoming elections in the region.
U.S. oil prices rose as a weak dollar prompted buying, while Brent prices fell on concerns about China's slowing economy.
Brent was supported by instability in Libya while U.S. oil for June delivery dipped modestly.
The dollar teetered near a three month low against the yen on Monday, hit by falling U.S. interest rates.
Asian stock markets lost ground on Monday as concerns about a slowdown in China offset Friday's positive lead from Wall Street.
U.S. stock index futures erased their early gains Friday following a better-than-expected housing starts report.
Stocks turned higher in the final hour trading, looking to close out the week on a high note, but major averages were still poised for weekly losses.
U.S. Treasury yields on benchmark 10-year notes pushed above the psychologically-important 2.50 percent mark.
European shares closed mixed on Friday, having wavered throughout the day, with concerns remaining about slow growth, low inflation and hefty valuations.
U.S. futures fell even as concerns about the crisis in Ukraine and a tightening global oil market kept prices near 2-1/2-week highs.
The dollar extended losses against the yen, trading near two month lows and putting it on course for a big weekly loss.
Gold settled lower as US jobs and factory data indicated brighter prospects for the economy, hurting the metal's appeal as an investment hedge.
The euro was back against the dollar on Friday, rebounding from a 2-1/2-month trough as investors booked profits on bearish positions.
Stocks finished sharply in the red Thursday, with the Dow down triple digits, weighed down by disappointing earnings from a handful of retailers and weak economic reports.
U.S. stock index futures shaved their losses following a better-than-expected jobless claims report, though disappointing earnings from Wal-Mart weighed.
U.S. Treasurys edged lower on Thursday, after a closely watched reading on April inflation showed prices rising.
European shares closed lower on Thursday, as GDP data disappointed.
U.S. bonds rose on Tuesday, with yields falling after lackluster U.S. data fanned new concerns about the pace of the recovery.
Asian equities were mixed on Thursday as robust growth figures from the world's third-largest economy failed to lift sentiment.
U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 coming off record highs.
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