The euro fell to its lowest in nearly a year against a broadly firmer dollar on Monday after comments from the head of the European Central Bank.
Asian indices painted a mixed trading picture on Monday after a gathering of central bankers failed to give any clues about interest rates.
Stocks mostly fell Friday amid Russia-Ukraine tension and talk from the ECB's Mario Draghi and Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
Prices were flat as investors weighed comments by US Fed Chair Janet Yellen at the closely-watched Jackson Hole symposium of central bankers.
European shares closed lower on Friday as tensions in Ukraine flared up once again and Fed Chair Janet Yellen spoke in Jackson Hole.
U.S. stock-index futures rose on Monday, following European shares higher, as traders digested comments by the Fed's Yellen and the ECB's Draghi.
Gold settled higher on Friday as U.S. equities slipped, but gains were limited by fears over deflation.
U.S. oil futures closed out a fifth straight week of declines, under pressure on a strong dollar and plentiful supplies.
Yellen's speech cited persistent labor market slack but noted faster recovery in the sector could accelerate the timing of a Fed interest rate hike.
Asian indices traded higher on Friday but trading remained light as investors await possible clues about interest rates at the Jackson Hole Symposium.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat open as investors await comments by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen with bated breath.
Stocks rose Thursday as investors anticipate a dovish tone from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday.
U.S. bond prices moved lower on Thursday, as investors digested minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and looked ahead to the Jackson Hole symposium
an shares ended the day in the green despite some disappointing data from the euro zone, as investors focused on central bank monetary policy.
Gold settled at its lowest level in two months on Thursday as fears about an early interest rate hike by the Fed sparked a technical sell-off.
Crude was lifted by supportive economic data from the United States, after a plentiful supply picture and Chinese data pressured prices.
The euro recovered from a 11-month low against the dollar, helped by better-than-expected German private sector growth data.
Asian stocks traded mixed on Thursday, with Chinese shares significantly lower after a lower-than-expected preliminary reading of mainland manufacturing activity.
Stocks rose Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting.
The U.S. Treasury yield curve flattened on Wednesday, with minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in focus.
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