Asian equity markets ended mixed on Friday following a weak trade report from China and as caution prevailed ahead of the U.S. jobs report.
Gold settled higher near an earlier one-month high, with a rally sparked by last week's weak jobs data running out of steam.
Stock finished mixed on Friday, with Wall Street not certain how much credence to give a dismal December-payrolls report.
Gold rose around 1 percent on Friday after sharply weaker-than-expected US jobs data.
Oil rose as weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data raised expectations that the Federal Reserve may delay further tapering of its stimulus.
U.S. oil ended at an 8-month low on news that production was restarting at a key North Sea oilfield.
U.S. Treasury prices rose on Friday with benchmark yields falling to their lowest in about three weeks.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Tuesday, with investors awaiting the publication of trade data.
Stocks closed little changed Thursday, with investors unwilling to place large bets ahead of Friday's jobs report.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday on Wall Street, where eyes were on the all-important non-farm payrolls report.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday, with Wall Street awaiting weekly jobless claims data.
European equities closed lower on Thursday after both the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of England kept their interest rates at record lows.
Stocks closed slightly lower on Monday, with the S&P 500 extending 2014 losses into a third session.
Gold settled higher on Thursday after two days of losses as the dollar index retreated from seven-week highs.
Asian equity markets were mostly lower on Thursday after China's annual consumer inflation hit a seven-month low in December.
Stocks ended mixed on Wednesday following the prior day's jump.
U.S. Treasury prices fell on Wednesday after an upbeat report on the private labor market and Federal Reserve released minutes.
U.S. oil hit five week low as investors shrugged off Libyan supplies and falling U.S. stockpiles, focusing instead on demand fears.
Gold settled lower as a stronger dollar and rebound in U.S. stocks triggered profit-taking following bullion's early 2014 rally.
Gold settled lower for a third consecutive session on Wednesday.
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