U.S. stock index futures indicated a mixed open Friday as traders looked towards a big week ahead.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Friday as investors looked ahead to a big week of data and speeches.
European equities were trading lower on Friday as investors react to sharp falls in China's stock markets.
Gold dipped to its lowest level in nearly six years and was heading for a sixth straight weekly decline.
The euro dipped below $1.06 on Friday, succumbing to pressure ahead of expected further cuts in euro zone interest rates next week.
Crude oil futures fell on Friday as disappointing Chinese data and worries over a supply glut overshadowed geopolitical concerns.
Asian stocks closed sharply in the red, led by a heavy afternoon sell off in the Chinese market as the regulatory body went after brokerages.
European equities ended higher Thursday as investors anticipated more stimulus from the European Central Bank (ECB) when it meets next week.
The euro fell back towards seven-month lows against the dollar and shed ground against the yen as investors piled on bets against it.
Gold was trading near its lowest in nearly six years, after U.S. economic data reinforced expectations of an interest rate rise this year.
Oil fell as concerns that violence in the Middle East would disrupt supply faded, and the focus returned to a persistent market glut.
Asian markets ended mixed on Thursday amid hopes for fresh European stimulus while new data reinforced expectations for tighter U.S. monetary policy.
U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed in low volume trade after a slew of data releases Wednesday, the last full trading day of the holiday week.
U.S. sovereign bonds prices were up amid geopolitical concerns and U.S. data.
European equities closed firmly in positive territory on Wednesday after some encouraging corporate results helped lift sentiment.
Gold prices dropped on Wednesday, on pressure from a rebounding dollar after strong U.S. economic data heightened expectations of a December hike.
Oil managed slight gains amid lower-than-expected inventories build.
The dollar rose after strong economic data further backed the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.
While fresh geopolitical fears after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane sent most Asian equities lower, oil prices and some energy plays saw gains.
U.S. stocks closed mostly higher, as gains in oil prices and energy stocks helped offset an earlier decline following news of a downed Russian jet.
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