The dollar held near a two-week high against a basket of its peers on Monday, as the latest data showed China's 2018 economic growth slowing to a near three-decade low.
Gold prices firmed on Monday as expectations of a pause on the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike cycle were offset by a recovery in investor appetite for risk.
Oil prices steadied on Monday after data showed that the economic slowdown in China was in line with expectations and not as sharp as some analysts had expected.
European stocks opened lower on Monday, after fresh data from China showed its economy grew at its slowest pace since 1990.
China's economic growth came in at 6.6 percent in 2018 — the slowest pace since 1990. It was in line with expectations from economists polled by Reuters, and lower than the revised 6.8 percent in 2017.
Stocks rose on Friday as investors cheered potential progress in trade negotiations between China and the U.S.
U.S. government debt yields rose Friday after Chinese officials offered to boost U.S. imports for six years.
European stocks moved higher on Friday, after a report of progress on U.S.-China trade talks raised hopes of a breakthrough in their long-running dispute.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin proposed lifting all or some of the tariffs on China in order to advance trade discussions.
Gold slipped to the lowest in more than a week on Friday as hopes of a thaw in the U.S.-China trade dispute perked up stock markets, while palladium held above $1,400 on a supply crunch.
The dollar held firm against its rivals on Friday, set for its first weekly gain since mid-December on optimism about talks to end the trade war between China and the United States.
Oil prices sharply extended gains, following a report that Beijing has put forward a plan to eliminate its trade surplus with the United States.
Stocks rose on Thursday on the back of a report that said the U.S. could ease tariffs on Chinese goods during their trade negotiations with China.
European stocks were lower Thursday afternoon, amid heightened political uncertainty in the U.K. and ongoing concerns over China's cooling economy.
China's central bank pumped almost $83 billion into its banking system in a single day, which eased concerns over a potential funding squeeze in the economy ahead of a major festive season, analysts said.
Palladium surpassed the $1,400 mark for the first time on Thursday, as demand for the auto-catalyst metal overtook its availability in the market, while gold edged lower as the dollar gained on better-than-expected U.S. jobs data.
Oil prices fell on Thursday as U.S. crude production neared an unprecedented 12 million barrels per day just as worries about weakening demand emerge.
The U.S. dollar rose on Thursday against a euro dragged lower by soft economic data, while the pound took off on hopes of a second referendum on Britain's membership in the European Union.
U.S. government debt yields rose on Thursday amid news the U.S. could lower tariffs on Chinese goods as both countries continue negotiation on the trade front.
Stocks rose on Wednesday as investors cheered strong quarterly earnings from major banks like Goldman Sachs and Bank of America.