European stocks managed to consolidate slim gains on Friday afternoon after a heavy selloff in the previous session.
The dollar was back on the front foot against the yen and several other major currencies on Friday, on track for an 11th straight weekly gain.
Gold fell on Friday as a dollar-driven rally encouraged by U.S. economic growth dimmed bullion's investment appeal.
Wall Street looked set for a lower open on Monday, after Hong Kong's worst protests in decades rattled markets.
Brent crude eased in choppy trading on improving supply and concerns about tepid demand, while U.S. crude was boosted by supportive data.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Friday after Wall Street suffered its worst day in nearly two months.
U.S. stock index futures traded higher on Friday, ahead of the third estimate for second quarter GDP.
Stocks were mildly lower on Thursday, a day after the S&P 500 jumped the most in more than a month.
Bonds held onto earlier gains Thursday after the U.S. government's $29 billion auction of seven-year notes saw poor demand.
European shares closed lower on Thursday afternoon, as the Bank of England warned that the time for an interest rate rise was nearing.
Gold prices settled higher on Thursday after softer than expected U.S. data pulled U.S. stock indexes fell to multi-week lows.
Crude held steady in choppy trading on Thursday as abundant supply and a strong U.S. dollar largely outweighed worries conflict in the Middle East
The euro hit a 22-month low against the dollar on Thursday on the prospect of diverging monetary policy.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Thursday following a rally in global markets amid hopes for additional monetary stimulus in China and Europe.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a marginally higher open on Thursday, ahead of earnings from Nike and more speeches from the FOMC.
Stocks rose on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 rebounding from a five-week low, aftera report on new-home sales.
Bonds traded lower on Wednesday after the U.S. government's auction of five-year Treasury notes saw weak demand.
European shares closed up on Wednesday, after wavering throughout the day, as weak economic data from Germany fuelled ECB stimulus hopes.
Gold settled lower on Wednesday as the dollar climbed to levels not seen in four years and global shares rebounded.
Crude reversed a steep drop, boosting both Brent and U.S. oil after data showed a surprise drop in U.S. inventories.
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