European stocks finished Friday in the red as investors digested the latest earnings and China data, ahead of a key oil summit this weekend.
Asia markets were mixed in the final trading day of the week, following the release of China's GDP numbers for the first quarter of 2016.
U.S. oil prices fell nearly 3 percent in thin trade as analysts anticipated a meeting of major oil exporters.
Gold edged up following three days of declines, but was heading for its first weekly drop in three.
The dollar fell broadly as a slide in oil prices ahead of weekend talks among producers in Doha.
U.S. sovereign bonds prices were lower as investors digested March inflation data and after a 30-year bond auction.
U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed Thursday, with financials rising for a fifth straight day after some major bank earnings.
European stocks finished the session slightly higher on Thursday, as investors remained cautious on the price of oil.
Asia markets closed higher on Thursday, with the Japanese benchmark index leading gains across the region on the back of a weaker yen.
The dollar fell against the yen on Thursday, snapping two days of gains, hurt by data showing benign U.S. inflation.
Gold eased on Thursday as the dollar extended its biggest one-day rally in over a month.
U.S. oil prices closed mildly lower as the market processed a mixed report from the IEA.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Wall Street on Friday, with Citigroup and Charles Schwab providing the last of this week’s flurry of financial earnings.
U.S. sovereign bond prices were hovering around the flatline Wednesday as investors awaited the release of the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book.
European stocks ended sharply higher on Wednesday, helped by a rally in mining and banking stocks, following better-than-expected China export data.
Asia markets traded higher on Wednesday, after a rise in oil prices boosted Wall Street and China trade data showed exports climbed in March.
U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday, with energy stocks leading as crude topped $42 a barrel, as investors awaited the bulk of earnings due over the next few weeks.
The dollar climbed to a two-week peak against the euro, as gains in stock markets and improved data out of China drew investors into riskier bets.
The price of gold fell from the previous day's three-week peak on Wednesday as the dollar surged to a two-week high against the euro.
U.S. oil gave up short-lived gains following mixed U.S. data that showed a bigger-than-expected build in crude stockpiles.