European stocks finished Friday in the red, as a sharp decline in mining stocks and banks added pressure to the region.
After wavering between gains and losses, Asia markets closed modestly higher, but major indexes in Australia and Japan posted weekly losses.
The dollar was weighed down by investors' lack of belief in the chances of a rise in U.S. interest rates this year.
Gold fell as hawkish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve officials renewed bets on a U.S. rate hike this year.
Brent crude oil prices were lower on Friday after rising above $51 a barrel to an eight-week high.
Stocks closed slightly higher, amid surging oil prices, as investors digested fresh economic data.
U.S. government debt prices were higher Thursday as investors looked to the release of data.
Futures indicated a lower open as traders eyed the latest rig count data for more signs that U.S. production could pick up.
A solid recovery in commodities helped lift European stocks by the close on Thursday, as investors pored over the latest Fed minutes.
Japanese shares dropped on Thursday in a mixed Asian trading session, as a stronger yen weighed on sentiment.
Crude oil prices rose for a sixth straight day on Thursday as producers prepared to discuss a possible freeze in output levels.
The dollar fell to a seven-week low against a basket of major currencies on Thursday.
Gold steadied on Thursday, buoyed July meeting showed policymakers were divided over whether to raise interest rates soon.
Futures indicated a slightly lower open as traders digested economic data and continued the minutes of the last Fed meeting.
U.S. stocks closed mostly higher on Wednesday as investors digested the release of the Federal Reserve's July meeting.
U.S. government debt prices were roughly flat on Wednesday, as traders digested the release of the minutes from the FOMC.
European stocks closed lower on Wednesday, as investors remained cautious ahead of the closely-watched release of the Fed's latest minutes.
Asia traded mixed on Wednesday, as the sentiment hit from a lower finish in the U.S. stock market offset the positive impact of a rise in oil prices.
After the release of the minutes, the U.S. dollar hit a session low against the yen while the euro touched a session high against the dollar.
The oil rally paused on Wednesday as a surprise draw in U.S. crude and gas stocks was offset by reports Saudi Arabia is increasing its output.