U.S. stocks closed higher as Wall Street assessed the likelihood of tighter monetary policy following a weaker-than-expected jobs report.
European markets closed higher Friday afternoon as investors took note of several data releases, including a U.S. jobs report.
Most markets in the region made slight gains as investors digested the release of manufacturing activity data from China.
The dollar added to its losses on Friday after the release of disappointing U.S. employment data.
Oil prices fell on Friday in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which paralyzed nearly a quarter of U.S. refining capacity offline.
Gold went higher on Friday after U.S. employment data was weaker than expected.
U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday despite the release of a disappointing jobs report.
U.S. Treasury yields whipsawed as investors delved through a slew of economic data, including the latest job figures.
U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday, the last trading day of the month, as Wall Street ended August on a high note.
Asian indexes closed mixed as the dollar extended its rise and as investors digested China PMI and solid U.S. economic data.
Unimpressive U.S. economic data failed to boost expectations for another Federal Reserve rate increase this year.
Gasoline prices hit $2 a gallon for the first time since 2015 as flooding from Harvey knocked out almost a quarter of U.S. refineries.
Gold prices was mixed on Thursday as the dollar gained ground after data showed strong growth in the United States
European markets closed higher on Thursday as investors digested fresh data and geopolitical fears eased.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Thursday, as investors looked ahead to data and a speech by a member of the Federal Reserve.
US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday, as investors geared up for more data, while keeping an eye on oil and politics.
European markets closed higher Wednesday as investors' concerns over North Korea appeared to ease off.
Asia markets closed higher, following the stronger lead from Wall Street as traders appeared to shake off new North Korea missile concerns.
The U.S. dollar rose broadly on speculation the European Central Bank could step in to weaken the euro.
U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday as the technology sector climbed higher.