Asian equities slid deeper into negative territory on Friday, joining a global sell-off sparked by jitters over China.
U.S. stocks closed near session lows as investors weighed continued uncertainty about the timing of a rate hike and concerns about global growth.
Stock index futures screamed lower, with Dow futures tumbling more than 700 points, as fears surrounding the health of China's economy multiplied.
Government debt yields fell to multimonth lows, with the 10-year yield slumping below 2.1 percent as stocks declined on global economic worries.
The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies, with investors trimming bets in its favor.
U.S. crude prices extended gains and Brent briefly turned higher on Thursday as the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season sparked concern.
Gold hit its highest in five weeks as the dollar eased after meeting minutes from the Fed suggested policymakers were in no hurry to hike rates.
The sell-off in Asian stocks continued on Thursday, as investors weighed concerns about the stability of China's economy.
U.S. stocks closed lower after the Federal Reserve's minutes were released, while China and oil prices weighed.
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.
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