European equities finished mixed on Monday as investors watch for progress being made in concluding a third bailout program for Greece.
Oil prices fell Monday as Japan suffered an economic contraction and China's slowdown continued to weigh on oil market sentiment.
Gold firmed on Monday, building on its biggest weekly rise in three months, buoyed by weaker-than-expected U.S. data and uncertainty over China.
The dollar rose against a basket of currencies for a third trading day running, as worries about a China-led "currency war" abated.
Asian stocks traded mixed on Monday, as investors weighed the possibility of Beijing allowing the yuan to depreciate further and data which showed Japan's economy in contraction.
U.S. stocks closed higher amid Greece and after the release of three more economic data sets.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday, as markets looked to inflation data and industrial production figures for July.
U.S. bond yields inched up slightly on Friday after U.S. producer price inflation data was released.
European equities closed flat to lower on Friday, as investors eyed a key European meeting on Greece's hoped-for third bailout program.
U.S. crude oil held gains Friday after oilfield services firm Baker Hughes reported its oil rig count rose for a fourth straight week.
Gold turned slightly lower on Friday as the dollar shifted higher on encouraging U.S. data.
The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Friday as U.S. producer prices in July hinted some pickup in inflation.
Asian shares turned mostly lower late Friday, as investors weighed the Chinese central bank's midpoint rate for the yuan.
Stocks pared gains and closed mostly lower on Thursday.
U.S. stock index futures were mostly lower after a slew of U.S. economic data points were released.
European equities closed higher on Thursday, as investors eyed developments in the Chinese yuan and Greece's third bailout program.
US oil prices tumbled nearly 3 percent Thursday as data showed a big rise in key US stockpiles intensified worries over a growing global glut.
Gold fell 1 percent on Thursday, snapping five sessions of gains, as the dollar strengthened on the back of upbeat U.S. data.
The U.S. dollar recovered on Thursday after China's central bank said there was no basis for further yuan depreciation and on U.S. data.
Asian stocks mostly erased losses to rise on Thursday, after a closely-watched press conference from the People's Bank of China.