European markets closed to eke out gains on Friday as investors digested strong U.S. jobs data ahead of a probable rate hike next week.
The euro jumped to a fresh three-week high against the dollar on Friday.
Yellen said last week the central bank was poised to lift rates provided jobs and inflation data held up, comments seen as cementing plans for an increase in March.
Oil prices gave up early gains under pressure from heavy oversupply despite OPEC-led production cuts.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to slightly higher open on Monday morning as traders prepared for a probable interest rate hike later in the trading week.
South Korean equities rose slightly amid growing political uncertainty after President Park Geun-hye's impeachment ruling.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open as traders eyed data ahead of a probable U.S. interest rate hike next week.
U.S. equities were mixed in choppy trade Thursday as investors got ready for key employment data.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Thursday as the European Central Bank kept monetary policy steady.
European markets closed slightly higher on Thursday after the ECB said it was keeping its rates unchanged.
The euro gained after ECB head Mario Draghi suggested it was less necessary to prop up the market through ultra-loose monetary policy.
Oil prices fell again on Thursday morning following a steep drop in the previous session after a surge in U.S. crude inventories.
Gold held steady on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would leave interest rates unchanged at 0.0 percent.
Asian equities finished in negative territory on Thursday after China's inflation data painted a mixed picture.
U.S. futures pointed to a flat open as traders digested data and the latest monetary policy decision from the European Central Bank.
U.S. equities closed mostly lower on Wednesday as investors dealt with plunging oil prices and digested scorching employment data.
U.S. government debt prices fell on Wednesday as investors digested strong employment data and eyed an auction.
European stocks closed slightly higher on Wednesday as investors digested corporate earnings and new economic data from Germany and the U.K.
The dollar rose to its highest level in five days, just below a two-month peak after a better-than-expected ADP report.
Gold prices hit a four-week low as the dollar gathered strength on the prospect of a U.S. interest rate hike.