U.S. Treasury prices rose on Friday, the last trading day in July, after the second-quarter employment cost index missed expectations.
European equities closed higher on Friday after a choppy end to trading in July, as investors eyed key earnings and data from the U.S., and slipping commodity prices.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday following a sharp 5 percent drop in oil prices seen overnight, as investors gear up for employment data later due later in the week.
Oil prices fell on Friday, with U.S. crude looking set to post the largest monthly drop since the 2008 financial crisis.
Gold slipped to near 5-1/2-year lows on Friday and was set for a sixth weekly fall, after U.S. data raised hopes of an interest rate hike.
The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Friday, ending a decent month on a sour note.
U.S. stocks pointed to a flat open on Monday ahead of a busy week of top-tier data, as the Greek stock market opened for the first time in five weeks.
Asian equities mostly edged up on Friday, as investors took heart from less volatile share moves in the mainland.
U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed as investors digested more earnings and second-quarter GDP, a day after the Fed left interest rates unchanged.
European stocks closed higher on Thursday after an onslaught of earnings, but Spanish stocks underperformed to close lower.
Gold fell 1 percent on Thursday to a near a 5-1/2-year low as the dollar rose after data showed the U.S. economy improved in the second quarter.
U.S. oil prices steadied Thursday after a larger-than-expected draw in U.S. crude and gasoline stocks was balanced by a stronger dollar.
The dollar rose to its highest level this week on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve took another step towards raising interest rates.
U.S. stocks were tipped to open lower on Thursday, with focus turning to second-quarter economic growth data for clues on the timing of a rate rise.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to slightly higher open, as investors continued to digest the Fed statement amid more data releases.
Asian shares turned mixed late Thursday, as mainland equity markets fell sharply in the afternoon session.
U.S. stocks closed higher after the Fed kept rates unchanged and the continued recovery in oil prices encouraged investor sentiment.
European stocks finished higher on Wednesday after a bumper day of earnings, while investors awaited news from a two-day policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Gold moved up a shade on Wednesday, but remained near last week's 5-1/2-year low, after a Fed statement raised uncertainty about the timing of a rate hike.
Oil prices reversed earlier losses and rose on Wednesday after weekly data showed an unexpectedly large drawdown in U.S. crude inventories.