U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday as investors awaited some minor data releases ahead of Friday's key jobs report, amid continued concerns about Greece.
European equities closed sharply lower Friday following a slew of data releases and as uncertainty over Greece weighed on sentiment.
Shanghai shares hogged the spotlight on Friday, as the key Shanghai Composite index extended losses, while Japan was the "quiet achiever" for the day.
The dollar was mixed on Friday with month-end selling after a recent rally.
U.S. stock index futures tracked Asian and European equities higher on Monday, after indifferent data from China raised expectations of further stimulus.
Oil prices extended gains after Baker Hughes reported that the weekly U.S. oil rig count fell for the 25th straight week.
U.S. stocks closed Thursday's trading session down as a lack of resolution on Greece debt talks and declining transports weighed.
Gold edged up from Thursday's 2 1/2-week low, supported by a softer dollar and uncertainty over Greece's debt talks.
Bond yields tumbled after the government's auction of seven-year notes, the last batch of this week's $90 billion offering of new debt supply.
European equities closed flat to lower on Thursday as hopes faded that a reforms-for-aid deal between Greece and its lenders was getting nearer.
Mainland markets were the biggest losers in the region on Thursday, as fears over tighter requirements on margin financing ignited risk-off sentiment.
Oil prices fell earlier to their lowest levels in a month as the dollar resumed a 10-day rally.
U.S. stocks closed higher, recovering from Tuesday's selloff, as Greece news cheered investors amid a slight pause in the dollar and yield climb.
U.S. stock markets looked set for a flat to slightly lower open on Friday, as investors digested the second read on first quarter growth amid pressure on European shares from continued uncertainty over Greece.
Gold was little changed on Thursday as the impact of a steadier dollar was counteracted by lower European equities.
The dollar climbed to a 12-1/2-year high against the yen as investors bet that U.S. interest rates will rise later this year.
Bond yields gave up earlier gains on Wednesday after the Treasury Department sold five-year notes at the highest yield for such an offering this year.
U.S. stock index futures traded lower on Thursday, as hopes faded that a rescue-for-reforms deal for crisis-struck Greece was nearing.
European stock markets ended sharply higher Wednesday after hints that Greece may have edge closer to finalizing a deal with its euro zone creditors.
The dollar rose against most major currencies on Wednesday, hitting an eight-year peak against the yen.
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