European markets finished lower on Friday after the latest U.S. jobs data showed a slowdown in employment in January.
Asian markets came under pressure Friday, closing mixed despite Wall Street's positive finish overnight, as a newly weaker dollar brought fresh concerns.
Gold hit a three-month high on Friday, on track for its strongest weekly gain in a month.
U.S. oil is down more than 8 percent on the week after two straight weeks of gains.
U.S. stock index futures traded in a narrow range on Friday after a mixed U.S. jobs report.
Stocks closed slightly higher in choppy trading as investors digested economic data and kept an eye on falling oil prices.
U.S. government debt prices were mixed on Thursday, as investors eyed oil prices and key U.S. economic data.
European markets ended mixed on Thursday, as a rally in mining stocks tried to offset concerns surrounding growth, earnings and oil.
The dollar rebounded on Friday after data showed a pickup in U.S. wages, suggesting rates hikes are more likely to happen in 2016.
Most Asian markets closed up on Thursday, following a mostly higher finish on Wall Street overnight amid an oil price surge.
Oil fell 2% in volatile trading, as support from a weakening dollar was overshadowed by Venezuela's effort to lobby crude producers.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly lower open on Thursday as traders watched oil and the dollar.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mostly higher open on Wednesday after a better-than-expected ADP jobs report.
Gold was near a three-month top after its best day in two weeks, buoyed by hopes the Federal Reserve won't raise interest rates this year.
U.S. 10-year sovereign bond yields hit a 1-year low on Wednesday.
European equities closed firmly in the red on Wednesday; as a sharp rise in oil prices failed to relieve stress from the markets.
Asian stocks closed sharply lower on Wednesday, after Wall Street sold off as much as 2 percent overnight amid a plunge in oil prices.
U.S.stocks closed sharply lower Tuesday as renewed declines in oil prices weighed amid mixed reaction to some key earnings reports.
The dollar was on the defensive after a collapse in hopes of a further rise in U.S. interest rates this year drove its biggest daily fall.
U.S. sovereign bond prices gained, pushing yields lower as oil price volatility continued to weigh on investor sentiment.