Asian equities were higher on Tuesday, with the ASX recovering earlier losses to struggle into positive territory.
Stocks close sharply higher as Deutsche Bank shares rebounded amid a report that the German bank was near a settlement with the Justice Department.
Sterling fell against the dollar after a deadline was set for the start of the formal process that will split Britain from the EU.
Oil prices rose on Monday after comments by Iran's leader exhorting the need for other oil producers to join OPEC in supporting the market.
Gold is down in response to Britain's decision to set a March deadline to start divorce proceedings from the EU.
U.S. sovereign bond prices eased on Friday across all major durations after gaining on Thursday.
Asian markets gained, while the pound slipped as the UK faced the prospect the Brexit would start in early 2017.
European stocks were broadly flat Monday as markets eyed developments on the Deutsche Bank settlement and Britain's Brexit process.
European stocks came off their session lows in afternoon trade Friday to trade 0.1 percent higher.
The euro erased losses against the dollar after hitting a nine-day low on reduced concerns surrounding Deutsche Bank's health.
Gold fell on Friday after shares of Deutsche Bank rebounded.
Investors cashed in on a 6 percent rise after OPEC members agreed to reduce output for the first time in eight years.
U.S. stock-index futures rose early on Friday, as Deutsche Bank concerns pressured global banking stocks and Wall Street awaited U.S. inflation data.
U.S. stocks closed sharply lower on Thursday after banking stocks fell.
U.S. sovereign bond prices rose on Thursday, as U.S. stocks turned lower amid a drop in the financials.
European stock indexes closed flat as excitement over news of a possible OPEC production deal sagged.
Most Asian markets closed up on Thursday after an oil rally, but India shares dropped after reports of conflict in the disputed region of Kashmir.
The U.S. dollar hit an eight-day high against the yen on Thursday on reduced appetite for the safe-haven currency.
Oil prices pared gains as optimism over an OPEC plan to limit output was offset by questions over its ability to rebalance the market.
Gold reversed earlier losses on Thursday as all three major U.S. indexes hit session lows.