Bourses in Europe were lower Monday as investors took a cautious approach as they came to terms with a hung parliament in the U.K. and awaited a meeting of the Federal Reserve later this week.
Asian shares closed lower on Monday, following the mixed close on Wall Street and the surprise result from the U.K. election last week.
The dollar dipped on the run-in to Wednesday's decision on US interest rates.
Oil rose on Monday, after futures traders increased their bets on a renewed price upswing even though physical markets remain bloated.
Strong speculative demand kept palladium near 16- years highs on Monday.
Nasdaq futures fell 1 percent on Monday as technology stocks resumed their downward trajectory from the previous session
U.S. stocks closed mixed on Friday on pressure from this year's best-performing sector: technology.
European markets close higher; FTSE rises as sterling dips; UK's May forms government alliance
The pound dropped on Friday as elections in the U.K. ended in a hung parliament, with Asian indexes closing mostly higher.
Oil prices rose on Friday, bouncing a bit from steep falls earlier in the week.
Gold fell for a third day on Friday as the dollar firmed after the UK national election left no single party with a claim to power.
The dollar rose to a 10-day high, boosted by a weaker British pound after Theresa May's Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority.
U.S. government debt prices slipped as investors processed the 2017 U.K. election result.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday, following results of the U.K. election, with May's Conservatives losing its outright majority in parliament.
Markets in Europe were mixed Thursday afternoon as politics and monetary policy took center stage.
U.S. equities closed mostly higher on Thursday as Wall Street digested former FBI Director James Comey's testimony.
Asian markets closed mostly higher on Thursday ahead of key risk events later in the day.
Oil prices fell to one-month lows on Thursday after an unexpected surge in U.S. inventories and more Nigerian crude hit the market.
Gold slipped on Thursday after the ECB's decision to leave rates unchanged.
U.S. government debt prices edged lower, as investors digested political news from the U.S. and braced themselves for an election in Europe.