Asian markets and U.S. stock futures were mixed but mostly down in early Monday trading.
Japan's Nikkei 225 was down 13.52 points, or 0.07%, to 19,946.32. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng was up 198.24 points, or 0.73%, at 27,177.63. Stocks were 0.16% lower in Singapore at 3,325.39.
In U.S. stock futures overnight, Dow futures were down 0.04%. Nasdaq futures were down 0.09% and S&P futures were down, 0.08%.
Gold futures were down $0.60, or 0.05%, to $1,268.50, while oil futures were up 0.32%.
Next week, employment numbers will be released, with expectations that they will show a slowed but solid increase compared to June. A number of energy companies will also be reporting quarterly earnings, as will Apple Inc. (AAPL) - Get Report .
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