China was the lone bright star in Asia on Monday, after a 'No' vote in Greece ignited a wave of risk aversion.
European equities closed lower on Friday as investors looked ahead to Sunday, when a referendum that could affect Greece's future in the euro zone will take place.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open, recovering some of the previous day's decline as investors eyed developments in Greece.
Oil prices dropped as a rising U.S. rig count stoked fears of oversupply and after Chinese regulators opened an investigation into suspected stock market manipulation.
Gold was steady above a 3-1/2 month low, as sluggish US jobs data tempered expectations for a September rate hike by the Fed and hurt the dollar.
The dollar stuck around as disappointing US jobs data and caution ahead of Greece's referendum on bailout conditions kept the market mood subdued.
Stock markets in China extended their selloff on Friday following news that securities regulators are investigating suspected market manipulation.
U.S. stocks ended little changed as investors eyed the jobs report and were on edge ahead of Greece's Sunday referendum.
U.S. stock futures indicated a lower open as uncertainty over Greece remained following a 'No' vote in a referendum on the nation's bailout terms.
Drillers added 12 oil rigs to U.S. fields in the last week, snapping a 29-week streak of declines.
European equities closed mostly lower on Thursday, as investors awaited a high-profile referendum in Greece over the weekend.
Gold on Thursday rebounded slightly from an earlier 3½ month low after data showed the U.S. labor market was weaker in June than expected.
The U.S. dollar slipped against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after U.S. jobs data lagged expectations.
Asian stocks outside the mainland advanced on Thursday, but lingering uncertainty over Greece's debt situation capped gains.
U.S. stocks closed higher as investors eyed better-than-expected data and remained optimistic on a deal between Greece and its creditors.
U.S. Treasury yields extended gains on Wednesday on rising hopes of a Greek bailout deal, following a leaked letter from the Greek prime minister.
European equities pared gains on Wednesday, but ended firmly in positive territory, buoyed by new hopes of a Greek deal.
U.S. crude broke below its two-month trading band as progress in Iranian nuclear talks and a surprise supply build weighed on futures.
The euro dipped, buffetted by a flurry of reports on new concessions made by Greece to its European creditors.
Gold eased on Tuesday as the euro slid sharply against the dollar, and as stock markets rallied on hopes of a Greek deal.