1. Waiting for Yellen

Markets looked ahead to the widely-anticipated speech from Federal Reserve (Fed) chair Janet Yellen at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium on Friday at 14:00GMT, for some clarity as to the timing for when the U.S. central bank could raise interest rates.

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1. Jackson Hole Economic Symposium kicks off

The widely anticipated Economic Symposium on the topic “Designing Resilient Monetary Policy Frameworks for the Future" kicks off on Thursday with a reception and opening dinner.

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1. Oil down on bearish bets for inventory data

Oil traded sharply lower on Wednesday after a surprise massive build in crude stockpiles was reported by the American Petroleum Institute (API).

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1. Global stocks creep higher, Yellen speech eyed

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a marginally higher open on Tuesday morning, as investors looked ahead to a fresh batch of corporate earnings reports and U.S. economic data, while awaiting a key speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

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1. Global stocks mixed with Yellen's speech in focus

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Monday morning, as investors looked ahead to this week's meeting of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where Fed Chair Janet Yellen may provide insight on the rate outlook.

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1. Oil pulls back from 2-month high on profit taking

Market participants took profits in crude in early trade on Friday after oil prices rallied for six straight days to hit two-month highs.

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1. Dollar crashes to 8-week lows on divided Fed

The dollar sank to the lowest level in nearly eight weeks on Thursday, after minutes of the Federal Reserve's July policy meeting showed committee members remained divided on the timing of the next rate hike.

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1. Fed meeting minutes on tap as odds for rate hike rise

On a sparse day for economic data, investors will focus Wednesday on the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) most recent policy meeting due at 18:00GMT, for further clarity on the timing of the next U.S. rate hike.

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1. USD crashes to 8-week lows

The U.S. dollar crashed to the lowest level in nearly eight weeks on Tuesday, as the market adjusted to a view that the Federal Reserve will leave interest rates unchanged for the rest of the year.

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1. Global stocks rise as markets keep an eye on oil

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a marginally higher open on Monday morning, as investors looked ahead to a fresh batch of corporate earnings reports and U.S. economic data, while keeping an eye on oil prices.

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1. China data underlines slowdown with IMF report ahead

China’s industrial production, retail sales and fixed asset investment for July all came in with weaker readings that missed consensus on Friday, indicating a weak start to the third quarter for the world’s second largest economy.

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1. Global stocks mixed as markets keep an eye on oil

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a marginally higher open on Thursday morning, as investors looked ahead to a fresh batch of corporate earnings reports and U.S. economic data, while keeping an eye on oil prices.

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