Asian shares turned mostly lower late Friday, as investors weighed the Chinese central bank's midpoint rate for the yuan.
Stocks pared gains and closed mostly lower on Thursday.
U.S. stock index futures were mostly lower after a slew of U.S. economic data points were released.
European equities closed higher on Thursday, as investors eyed developments in the Chinese yuan and Greece's third bailout program.
US oil prices tumbled nearly 3 percent Thursday as data showed a big rise in key US stockpiles intensified worries over a growing global glut.
Gold fell 1 percent on Thursday, snapping five sessions of gains, as the dollar strengthened on the back of upbeat U.S. data.
The U.S. dollar recovered on Thursday after China's central bank said there was no basis for further yuan depreciation and on U.S. data.
Asian stocks mostly erased losses to rise on Thursday, after a closely-watched press conference from the People's Bank of China.
U.S. stocks closed off lows, recovering from sharp intraday declines as gains in energy offset earlier pressures from global growth concerns.
Treasury yields plummeted again after China moved to devalue its currency for a second day in a row.
European equities ended sharply lower on Wednesday as a yuan-related selloff in Asian stocks weighed on investor sentiment.
Oil prices steadied Wednesday as a weaker dollar and lower U.S. crude stockpiles provided a modest bounce off six-year lows.
Gold rose for a fifth session in a row on Wednesday, hitting a fresh three-week high as the dollar and global equities slid on concerns over China.
Asian equities headed further south on Wednesday, as the People's Bank of China allowed the yuan to extend sharp losses for the second straight day.
U.S. stocks declined about 1 percent after a surprising move overnight by the People's Bank of China to depreciate the yuan by nearly 2 percent.
U.S. Treasury yields tumbled to multimonth lows on Tuesday as a surprise currency devaluation by China touched off safety buying.
European equities ended sharply lower on Tuesday, amid the surprising news that China has allowed a "one-time" depreciation of its currency against the U.S. dollar.
China devaluing its currency and a new projection on non-OPEC countries weighed on oil prices on Tuesday.
The yuan suffered its biggest fall in over two decades on Tuesday.
Gold rose to a three-week high on Tuesday as the dollar reversed gains, global stocks fell and investors assessed the impact of China's move.
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