Gold fell one percent on Thursday as dollar jumped versus the euro after the European Central Bank cut inflation forecasts.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open on Friday as traders digested nonfarm payrolls.
Asian stocks mostly recovered on Thursday as investors took heart in a positive finish on Wall Street overnight.
U.S. stocks closed sharply higher, partly recovering from the worst start to September in 13 years, as investors eyed global markets, data, and oil.
U.S. sovereign bonds pared earlier gains on Wednesday after the release of two U.S. data points.
Gold eased on Wednesday as a rebound in stocks and the dollar arrested a four-day rally, with uncertainty over the timing of a rate hike.
The dollar rose on Wednesday as fragile global stock markets steadied.
Crude inventories rose by 4.7 million barrels in the last week, the biggest one-week rise since April.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open, building on Wednesday's rally which saw major averages gain more than 1.5 percent.
Asian share markets went through a roller-coaster ride on Wednesday amid persisting concerns over the health of China's economy.
U.S. stocks plummeted as continued signs of weakness in China and concerns about the Federal Reserve weighed heavily on investor sentiment.
U.S. sovereign bonds prices rose on Tuesday following poor manufacturing data out of China further dented confidence.
Oil futures extended losses in after-hours trading on Tuesday after a report showed U.S. crude stocks rose last week.
Gold rose 1 percent on Tuesday as the dollar and global equities dropped on fresh signs of economic weakness in China.
The yen and the euro rose on concerns about China, as investors unwound bets against the two currencies used to fund holding riskier assets.
Asian stocks slumped on Tuesday after surveys of China's mammoth manufacturing sector showed a further loss of momentum.
European stocks followed Asian equities lower on Monday on reports that China could stop propping up its equity markets.
The dollar lost ground against the yen and the euro as global stock markets began the week in the red, prompting investors to trim bets.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Wednesday after the worst start to September in 13 years as China and interest rate fears dominated.
Gold steadied on Monday, bouncing up from session lows as oil prices rallied and the U.S. dollar fell.
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