European markets finished flat to higher on Monday, with indexes failing to get much boost from sharp gains in oil prices and record highs on Wall Street.
Most Asia markets traded higher on Monday, but Japan shares slipped after data that showed its economy failed to grow in the June quarter.
The dollar was softer, pegged back by sluggish U.S. data that tempered expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike.
Oil prices hit one-month highs on Monday as speculation intensified over potential producer action to support prices.
Gold edged up as sluggish U.S. retail sales data lowered expectations of a near-term interest rate hike by the Fed.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on the back of positive sentiment overnight in Asia and Europe.
Equities closed mostly lower as investors digested disappointing economic data, following a record-setting day on Thursday.
U.S. government debt prices were broadly higher on Friday as investors digested the release of several pieces of data.
European stocks closed under slight pressure on Friday as a sharp decline in mining stocks, offset optimism surrounding the sharp uptick in oil prices.
Asia markets ended mostly higher on Friday, with traders shrugging off a deluge of economic data from China that missed expectations.
Oil prices remained near the previous day's highs on the prospect of talks among exporters about ways to prop up the market.
The dollar held lower at the end of a week dominated by flows into higher-risk currency plays like the Australian and Canadian dollars.
Gold dropped on Friday, as the dollar fell after the release of U.S. retail sales data.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly lower open on Friday as traders digested a slew of data releases.
Stocks rose, with the major indexes posting record closes, amid sharp gains in oil prices and strong results from retailers.
The Treasury Department auctioned $15 billion in 30-year bonds at a high yield of 2.274 percent on Thursday.
European stocks finished in the black on Thursday as investors cheered on the sharp rebound in oil prices.
Oil prices rose on Thursday after Saudi Arabia's top energy official said producers may discuss taking steps to stabilize prices.
The New Zealand dollar surged after its central bank made a smaller interest rate cut than some had expected.
Gold edged back above $1,350 an ounce on Thursday as the dollar gave up earlier gains against a currency basket.