European equities closed mostly higher on Monday, despite a solid tick-up in oil prices and a strong performance from Europe's banks and miners.
Japanese shares led gains as Asia markets rallied Monday despite weak Chinese data as sentiment likely got a boost from a strong U.S. jobs report.
This comes ahead of a week of data likely to feed the debate on the chances of a rise in U.S. interest rates this year.
Oil rose on Monday on a report of renewed calls by some OPEC members to restrain output, but analysts warned bearish fundamentals remain.
Gold slipped on renewed expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike after stronger-than-expected payrolls data.
Wall Street stock indexes looked set to open higher on Monday after the better-than-expected U.S. non-farm payrolls number on Friday.
U.S. stocks closed sharply higher, with the S&P and the Nasdaq posting their strongest close ever.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Friday as investors digested the release of a better-than-expected jobs report.
European stocks closed sharply higher on Friday after the U.S. added an impressive 255,000 jobs during the month of July.
Asia markets closed mixed on Friday in the wake of the BOE's rate cut, with traders looking ahead to the July U.S. non-farm payrolls report.
The U.S. dollar reversed losses to trade about a third of a percent higher Friday after the headline figure on the July employment report topped expectations.
Gold was lower Friday after the headline figure on the July jobs report topped expectations.
Oil closed lower as a crude and refined product glut weighed on markets and investors eyed a possible stutter in China's imports.
Stocks closed mostly flat on Thursday, despite a rise in oil prices, as Wall Street looked ahead for Friday's jobs report.
U.S. government debt prices were slightly higher on Thursday.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday as traders digested a better-than-expected jobs report.
European stocks finished Thursday higher as investors celebrated the BoE's decision to cut the UK's key interest rate to a record low.
Asia markets advanced on Thursday, with Japanese shares gaining on the back of a relatively weaker yen.
Sterling saw its biggest falls since the aftermath of June's Brexit vote.
Oil closed more than 2 percent higher on short-covering, after a modest stockpile drop at the delivery hub for U.S. crude futures.