U.S. equities closed mixed on Monday as a rise in the financials sector helped offset losses from large-cap technology stocks.
European bourses closed higher on Monday as banks rallied on the news that Italy had reached a deal to wind up two ailing regional banks.
Markets in Asia closed in the green on Monday as oil prices rose, despite news Takata had decided to file for bankruptcy.
Financial investors' lack of faith in another U.S. interest rate rise this year kept the dollar pinned back.
Oil prices rebounded on Monday, but were hemmed in by a relentless rise in U.S. supply and a surge in demand for short sale contracts.
Huge sell order and strong dollar push gold to six-week low
U.S. government debt prices traded mostly higher, as investors digested economic data and the first of three major note sales.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open, as investors watched an uptick in oil prices carefully.
U.S. equities closed mostly higher on Friday as energy stocks stemmed this week's sell-off.
European stocks closed lower on Friday as investors monitored oil prices and business activity in Germany dipped to a four-year low.
Asian markets traded sideways on Friday after the sell-off in mainland China on Thursday and as oil prices advanced off lows.
Oil rose with a lift from a weaker dollar but remained down for a fifth week in a row.
The European Central Bank is deciding when to wind back its expansive quantitative easing program.
But the prospect of further interest rate rises in the United States limited gains.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Friday, as investors geared up for a slew of data releases and speeches by Fed members.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday, as investors await economic releases and speeches from the Federal Reserve.
European stocks closed mixed on Thursday after Senate Republicans released their heath care bill, which would repeal Obamacare.
Asian markets closed sideways after cautious trade on Thursday as oil prices ceded earlier gains to edge lower.
Doubts crept in as to whether the modest current economic expansion warrants further rate increases.
Oil rose but market sentiment remained negative due to ongoing pressure from a persistent supply glut.