Markets in Asia were mostly flat in Monday trade after the latest missile test by North Korea this morning.
The dollar was steady in early Asian trading on Monday, holding well above last week's 6-1/2-month lows.
Oil prices remained weak on Monday as a relentless rise in U.S. drilling undermined an OPEC-led push to tighten supply.
Gold held near its highest in four weeks on Monday after rising almost 1 percent in the previous session.
Stocks closed mixed on Friday ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend and digested key economic data.
U.S. government debt prices were mixed on Friday as investors digested a fresh batch of economic data.
European bourses closed lower on Friday as losses in energy companies weighed down major bourses.
Stocks in Asia were mostly lower on Friday, after major oil producers agreed to extend output cuts for an additional nine months.
Gold prices held steady after dipping slightly earlier in the session on Friday.
Oil prices were choppy on disappointment that an OPEC-led decision to extend current production curbs did not go deeper.
The dollar rose to a one-week high on Friday after upbeat U.S. gross domestic product data while Britain's pound slipped.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open as traders appeared to move away from riskier assets amid fluctuating oil prices.
Stocks closed higher as tech stocks climbed while Wall Street remained positive about the Federal Reserve's plan to trim its balance sheet.
European markets ended lower Thursday as a sharp fall in oil prices weighed on sentiment, following news out of an OPEC meeting.
Stocks in Asia closed higher after minutes from the Fed indicated an unwinding of its balance sheet and ahead of an OPEC meeting.
The dollar was on the defensive on Thursday, with investors low on incentives to buy the greenback.
OPEC extended its crude oil output cuts by nine months, but some investors expected the cartel to do more.
Gold held steady on Thursday as the dollar weakened after Fed minutes suggested that the bank could take a more cautious approach to rate increases.
U.S. government debt prices were higher Thursday, as investors waited for Fed members to speak on the back of the FOMC minutes release.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday as oil-producing nations agree to extend production cuts for nine months.