European equities ended higher on Monday, bucking the trend set in Asia, with shares of commodities trader Glencore soaring after it unveiled a debt revamp plan.
Oil fell as Chinese stocks weakened, but a firmer dollar and oversupply fears weighed on prices. The U.S. Labor Day holiday kept trade thin.
Gold struggled near a 2-1/2-week low, after U.S. payrolls data failed to provide clarity on the timing of a Federal Reserve rate hike.
The dollar clawed back some of the ground it had lost against the yen on Monday, after skidding on mixed U.S. employment data.
Asian shares mostly fell on Monday, as nervousness prevailed following China's wild swings and last Friday's sell-off on Wall Street.
U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent lower ahead of a long weekend as uncertainty about the timing of a rate hike and Chinese growth weighed.
U.S. sovereign bonds pared gains on Friday, weighing on yields amid the jobs report.
The number of rigs in U.S. oilfields fell by 13 to a total of 662, compared with 1,584 at this time last year.
Gold prices fell towards a second weekly loss on Friday after U.S. payrolls data failed to allay uncertainty over a near-term interest rate hike.
U.S. equity markets, which reopen on Tuesday after a long weekend, are tipped to open higher amid gains in European and Asian stock markets.
The dollar stood lower on Friday as data showing U.S. unemployment in August at its lowest since 2008.
Asian stocks declined on Friday, as investors awaited the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for August.
U.S. stocks closed mixed, attempting to extend a recovery as investors eyed oil prices and awaited Friday's key jobs report.
U.S. sovereign bonds ticked higher on Thursday, pushing down yields, in cautious trade after a volatile week and ahead of some key data releases and an ECB meeting.
European markets ended sharply higher on Thursday as the European Central Bank hinted that its asset-purchase program would be increased.
Crude futures lost steam after rising as much as 4 percent on Thursday on the strength of equity markets.
The euro fell 1 percent on Thursday, surrendering most of the solid gains put up against the dollar.
Gold fell one percent on Thursday as dollar jumped versus the euro after the European Central Bank cut inflation forecasts.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open on Friday as traders digested nonfarm payrolls.
Asian stocks mostly recovered on Thursday as investors took heart in a positive finish on Wall Street overnight.