U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open, as investors watched an uptick in oil prices carefully.
U.S. equities closed mostly higher on Friday as energy stocks stemmed this week's sell-off.
European stocks closed lower on Friday as investors monitored oil prices and business activity in Germany dipped to a four-year low.
Asian markets traded sideways on Friday after the sell-off in mainland China on Thursday and as oil prices advanced off lows.
Oil rose with a lift from a weaker dollar but remained down for a fifth week in a row.
The European Central Bank is deciding when to wind back its expansive quantitative easing program.
But the prospect of further interest rate rises in the United States limited gains.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Friday, as investors geared up for a slew of data releases and speeches by Fed members.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday, as investors await economic releases and speeches from the Federal Reserve.
European stocks closed mixed on Thursday after Senate Republicans released their heath care bill, which would repeal Obamacare.
Asian markets closed sideways after cautious trade on Thursday as oil prices ceded earlier gains to edge lower.
Doubts crept in as to whether the modest current economic expansion warrants further rate increases.
Oil rose but market sentiment remained negative due to ongoing pressure from a persistent supply glut.
A softer dollar and weakness in U.S. Treasury yields also lent support.
U.S. stocks closed mixed on Thursday, with the health care sector posting strong gains.
U.S. government debt prices fell on Thursday as crude prices rose after back-to-back sell-offs.
U.S. stocks traded mostly lower on Wednesday as oil prices failed to rebound from a sharp fall during the previous session.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to slightly higher open, as investors geared up for a cluster of data releases.
European stocks close lower on Wednesday after Provident issued a profit warning.
Asian bourses closed mostly lower on Wednesday following the fall in oil prices to seven-month lows overnight.