U.S. stock index futures were pointing to another lower open on Friday, with Dow futures down as much as 88 points.
U.S. government debt prices rebounded from a slight dip earlier on Wednesday, weighing on yields, before the release of July's Fed minutes.
Gold prices extended gains on Wednesday, after minutes from last month's Fed meeting hinted to a decreased likelihood for a rate hike in September.
Crude inventories rose by 2.6 million barrels in the last week, compared with analysts' expectations for an decrease of 777,000 barrels.
Chinese stocks ended an erratic session with gains on Wednesday, propped up by bargain hunters and efforts by the authorities, analysts say.
Stocks closed lower as Wall Street digested housing data and mixed earnings results.
The dollar fell on Wednesday as investors positioned for a U.S. interest rate hike in September pulled back.
European bourses closed largely lower on Tuesday as investors tried to shrug off negative sentiment after Chinese stocks tanked again.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a sharply lower open on Thursday, with Dow futures down as much as 160 points, as oil prices extended losses.
Brent fell Tuesday after an equities rout in China, while U.S. crude rose on bullish U.S. housing data and bets for an inventory decline.
Gold fell on Tuesday, as the dollar rebounded following upbeat U.S. housing data that supported views of a looming interest rate increase.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Wednesday, with investors on edge before the release of the Fed's minutes from its July meeting.
U.S. government debt prices slipped pushing yields higher on Tuesday ahead of housing data and minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting.
Chinese shares led losses in Asia on Tuesday, as nerves over the yuan and a bomb explosion in Thailand sent investors scrambling for safety.
U.S. stocks closed higher after the release of positive homebuilder data as investors digested manufacturing data and oil prices.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat open on Monday, with markets looking ahead to the minutes of the Fed's July meeting.
U.S. government debt prices climbed on Monday, as traders awaited fresh clues on whether the Federal Reserve will raise rates in September.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday, following another sharp sell-off in Chinese stocks over yuan concerns.
European equities finished mixed on Monday as investors watch for progress being made in concluding a third bailout program for Greece.
Oil prices fell Monday as Japan suffered an economic contraction and China's slowdown continued to weigh on oil market sentiment.
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Manufacturing in China contracted more slowly in November and the services industry grew, signs that the economy's transition is on track.
Asia's third-largest economy expanded at a 7.4 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, compared with 7 percent in April-June.
Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs's top economist, expects the Federal Reserve to go gradual on rates, and for modest U.S. growth to prevail.