Markets in Asia finished the final day of the trading week mixed, but major markets registered weekly gains.
U.S. stocks closed lower Thursday, stabilizing after their largest three-day gain since August, as investors eyed oil prices and corporate news.
U.S. government debt prices were mixed on Thursday as investors digested U.S. data as well as the minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting.
Europe finished mixed on Thursday as optimism on earnings, failed to completely offset turbulence surrounding various commodities.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Monday as a rebound in commodity prices helped boost sentiment across global equity markets.
Most Asian markets tacked on gains on Thursday despite mostly poor economic data, as investors started to worry about missing a bargain.
U.S. stocks closed more than 1.5 percent higher for their largest three-day gain since late August, helped by higher oil and encouraging data.
The yen rose against the euro and dollar on Friday after yet another downbeat session for oil prices and stock markets worldwide.
Oils fell as talk of a plan by some producers to freeze output levels was tempered by concerns of an oversupplied market.
Gold eased on Friday as investors cashed in some of the previous day's 2 percent gains.
U.S. sovereign bond prices fell on Wednesday, boosting yields after the latest minutes from the Federal Reserve.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Friday as low oil prices weighed.
European markets finished sharply higher on Wednesday as investors cheered the recovery in oil prices and mining stocks.
The dollar rose against most currencies, bolstered by an increase in risk appetite amid a continued recovery in oil prices.
Oil seesawed after government data showed U.S. crude stockpiles rose last week, contradicting an earlier industry report.
Gold prices rose just over 2 percent on Thursday afternoon, reversing earlier losses.
Markets in Australia, Japan, and South Korea closed down after a choppy trading session Wednesday, despite a positive finish in Wall Street overnight.
Gold rose on Wednesday after the minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting were released.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open as traders eyed oil and continued to digest the latest Fed minutes.
The U.S. dollar fell below 114 yen after the Federal Reserve released the minutes from its January meeting.