Asian stocks traded mixed on Monday, as a weak trade report from China over the weekend, along with a selloff in U.S. shares, depressed sentiment.
U.S. stocks closed down, ending the week higher, amid concerns over Greece and a jobs report that renewed the possibility of an earlier rate hike.
U.S. government debt prices were little changed on Friday, as traders eyed the January payrolls report and tensions between Greece and the euro zone.
European equities ticked higher on Friday after a strong U.S. jobs data, while Greece's talks with Germany were met with mixed success.
Oil rallied again on Friday as falling oil rig counts and violence in producer Libya helped to further stall a selloff that began in June.
The dollar edged up against a basket of currencies on Friday as investors looked to U.S. jobs and wages data.
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.
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