Commodity prices rebounded at the end of the week, as the US dollar slipped following the release of a weaker-than-expected reading on US non-farm payrolls for the month of November and after the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies announced that they had decided to cut their supplies.
JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon cautioned of the risk that the US central bank does "too little too slow".
US consumer confidence was steady at the start of December, but their confidence in the outlook ebbed, according to the results of perhaps the most widely-followed survey of American consumer spirits.
The world's major oil producers agreed to slash their output by a tad more than had been expected following two days of talks in Vienna.
US non-farm payrolls rose less than expected last month, while the unemployment rate held steady, according to data released by the Labor Department on Friday.
Sound Energy dropped on Friday after it expressed little optimism as it commenced the drilling of the TE-10 well at its Tendrara project in eastern Morocco.
Energy futures dragged on the entire complex after the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries's ministerial meeting adjourned without a formal announcement to cut its combined output, pending a decision by Moscow.
In a surprise development, Thursday's meeting of energy ministers from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies adjourned without a final decision on by how much to cut the group's combined crude oil output.
Strategic Minerals’ shares surged on Thursday after intersecting “significant” copper mineralisation at its Leigh Creek Copper Mine (LCCM) project in South Australia.
Activity in the US services sector unexpectedly picked up in November, according to data released on Thursday.
America's trade shortfall with the rest of the world widened a tad in October on the back of stronger import demand.
One of the most-closely tracked indicators of conditions in the US jobs market came in just a tad worse-than-expected on Thursday, nevertheless some economists expressed concern.
Private sector employment in the US rose less than expected in November, according to data released by the ADP on Thursday.
Oil prices slipped on Thursday as comments emerged from the fringes of the meeting of Opec oil-producing nations in Vienna on Thursday.
The energy space was in focus on Wednesday, ahead of the ministerial meeting of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies scheduled for the following session.
Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas confirmed on Wednesday that it will drill its first Guyanese exploration well at the Jethro-Lobe offshore prospect as part of its 2019 programme.
Opec is expected to cut production by more than 1m barrels per day when it meets in Vienna on Thursday, providing some respite for under-pressure oil prices.
There will be no recession in 2019, not in the United States or in Europe. This is the message most investment firms have stressed in the presentation of their forecasts for the next year. The general consensus is that, economically, things will continue on track - although they will slow down moderately - and that should end up being reflected in the stock markets.
China expressed confidence of agreeing a trade deal with the US within 90 days of negotiations after President Donald Trump took to Twitter warn that he was “Tariff Man” at heart.