European markets closed higher on Monday afternoon despite earlier losses following Italian PM Matteo Renzi's announcement to resign.
Asian shares fell on Monday as investors digested news that both the Italian and New Zealand Prime Minister would resign.
The euro recovered from against the dollar after Renzi's loss in a referendum over constitutional reform was seen as largely expected.
Brent crude oil prices rose above $55 a barrel as optimism spread about the prospect of a tightening market.
Gold fell as the euro slid against the dollar after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi lost a referendum on constitutional reform.
Stocks closed mostly flat as investors braced themselves for a key constitutional referendum.
U.S. government debt prices traded higher on Friday after the economy added more jobs than expected last month.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday as traders digested New York Fed President, William Dudley's speech.
European bourses closed lower Friday as political uncertainty in Italy and France intensified and investors eyed key economic data.
The dollar fell Friday after posting gains the last three weeks as a solid, but not spectacular, U.S. payrolls report spurred doubts.
Brent crude was on track for its biggest weekly rally since 2009 following OPEC's decision to cut crude output.
Gold recovered as the dollar drifted lower after U.S. jobs data, but is still on track for a fourth consecutive weekly decline.
U.S. stock index futures traded flat-to-lower on Friday as investors digested a better-than-expected jobs report.
Asian markets stuttered on Friday, snapping out of the reprieve seen post-OPEC output deal, as dollar strength pauses and investors eye U.S. payrolls.
U.S. equities closed mostly lower on Thursday as declines in tech offset a rally in financial stocks.
U.S. government debt prices fell sharply Thursday as investors eyed a slew of economic data, while oil prices kept climbing.
European markets close lower as investors focus on political developments in Italy and key data releases after an OPEC deal.
The dollar on Thursday lost ground as traders booked gains following a solid November and caution ahead of Friday's payrolls report.
Brent crude rose above $54 a barrel for the first time in 2016 after OPEC and Russia agreed to restrict production.
Gold fell as a surge in oil prices boosted bond yields, denting interest in non-yielding gold as an alternative investment.