Gold steadied ahead of crucial U.S. employment data, but is on track to post biggest weekly loss in almost two months.
Asian equities were mixed on Friday ahead of the closely-watched U.S. jobs report while apprehension about Greece also weighed on sentiment.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Monday, set to follow European markets lower as negotiations over Greece's bailout program weighed.
U.S. stocks closed sharply higher, encouraged by stabilization in oil and shaking off concerns about Greece ahead of the all-important jobs report.
U.S. government debt prices climbed on Thursday, as the yield on the two-year Greek bond ballooned to 19.3 percent.
Oil rose on Thursday after China took steps to pour liquidity into the world's second-biggest economy.
European equities ended lower on Thursday after the European Central Bank put more pressure on Greece.
Gold fell as uncertainty in Greece after the ECB said it would no longer accept Greek bonds in return for funding left investors on the sidelines.
The euro eased versus the dollar, with the focus on whether U.S. jobs data laterwill bolster the case for the Fedto consider raising interest rates.
Asia stocks closed mostly lower on Thursday as Chinese monetary stimulus failed to lift sentiment amid uncertainty over Greece and oil.
U.S. stocks closed mostly lower on news that the European Central Bank revoked a waiver that allowed banks to use Greek government debt as collateral for loans.
U.S. sovereign bond yields rose after the January reading on a gauge on U.S. private jobs creation supported the view of steady domestic employment growth.
European shares closed mixed on Wednesday, as investors reacted to earnings and hopes that the Greek debt dispute will be resolved.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a slightly higher open on Friday, encouraged by a better-than-expected labor market report.
The dollar fell after suffering its biggest one-day fall in a year, under pressure from many fronts amid oil-fueled gains by commodity currencies.
Oil extended losses on Wednesday, reversing a four-session rally, after US crude inventories rose by 6.3 million barrels.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open, ahead of key media company earnings and after the ECB put more pressure on Greece's new government.
Gold edged higher on Wednesday after falling more than 1 percent in the previous session but gains were capped as Greece's plan.
U.S. stocks rallied to close up more than 1 percent higher, boosted by a surge in oil prices and alleviation of concerns in the euro zone.
The yield on Japan's benchmark bond has risen above its German equivalent for the first time.
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