European markets closed lower on the last trading day of the first week of 2017 after the release of the December U.S. non-farm payrolls.
The dollar rose on Friday, boosted by a US jobs report, but was headed for a second straight weekly loss after tumbling the day before.
Gold on Friday slipped from the one-month high touched in the previous session.
Oil prices were choppy on Friday on concerns that not all OPEC producers will cut output in line with an agreement reached in November.
U.S. equities traded mostly lower, as uncertainty over some of Trump's policies gave investors pause, despite solid economic data.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Thursday amid uncertainty surrounding some of President-elect Donald Trump's policies.
European bourses closed slightly higher on Thursday after a choppy trading day with the U.K.'s FTSE breaking a new intraday record.
Japanese shares were under pressure on Thursday, after jumping more than 2 percent in its previous session, as the yen strengthened.
Some of the biggest gains on record for China's yuan sent currency markets spinning.
Oil prices rose in an up-and-down session, lifted by news Saudi Arabia had cut production to meet OPEC's agreement to cut output.
Gold rose to its highest in four weeks on Thursday as the U.S. dollar stepped further away from a 14-year peak.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday amid a slew of economic data.
U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday as investors digested the Federal Reserve's December meeting minutes.
U.S. government debt prices rose on Wednesday after the release of the Federal Reserve's December meeting minutes.
European markets closed lower despite an uptick in inflation figures on Wednesday afternoon.
Stocks rose on Tuesday, the first trading day of 2017, but closed off their session highs as oil prices gave back initial gains.
Investors were cautious about increasing bets on the greenback before getting fresh clues on the U.S. economy.
Oil prices recovered after a sharp decline in the previous session on expectations US crude stockpiles are falling.
Gold touched a near-four week high on Wednesday as the dollar edged back from a 14-year peak.
Japanese shares jumped more than 2 percent on Wednesday as recent surveys suggest global manufacturing sectors might be seeing a strong turnaround.