European equities closed mixed on Friday, but lower on the week, as investors mulled the growing conflict in Yemen.
Asian equities were mixed on Friday due to worries over Yemen, with Japan's benchmark index leading the losses on profit-taking and weak data.
U.S. stocks closed lower as equities failed to shake off the losses of the last three days and investors weighed geopolitics ahead of earnings.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a sharply higher open on Monday, following European stocks' move upwards, ahead a data-packed week.
U.S. Treasury yields traded at 2 percent on Thursday after the Treasury Department sold $29 billion in seven-year notes.
European equities closed sharply lower on Thursday, extending the previous day's retreat, with geopolitics once again worrying markets.
U.S. stocks plunged, closing more than 1 percent lower as investors weighed the impact of the strong dollar on the economy and earnings.
The Treasury Department auctioned $35 billion in five-year notes at a high yield of 1.387 percent.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Friday, as Wall Street attempted to halt this week's losses.
European equities finished lower on Wednesday despite better-than-expected data from Germany, as technology stocks slid.
Gold fell and was heading for a third straight quarterly fall, pressured by a strong dollar and expectations of a Fed rate hike.
The euro fell against the dollar on Tuesday, leaving the single currency on track for its worst quarter ever.
The euro slumped against the dollar on worries over whether Greece would secure aid before it runs out of cash in three weeks.
Oil extended losses on Tuesday ahead of a nuclear pact that could release more Iranian crude into the oversupplied market.
Oil prices fell as officials from Iran and six world powers discussed a possible deal over Tehran's nuclear program.
The U.S. dollar edged lower against a basket of major currencies on Friday after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
The dollar was on track for its biggest one-day gain against the euro in a week on Thursday after traders reestablished bullish bets on the greenback.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Thursday following a sharp selloff on Wall Street overnight and an escalation of political turmoil in Yemen.
The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies after weaker-than-expected U.S. data combined with a robust survey of German business morale.
Gold dropped for a second straight session, as the dollar climbed on increasing prospects that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates this year.
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