Markets were mixed on Friday.
Asian stocks rose following a strong lead from the US on Thursday. The Nikkei 225 jumped 1.1 percent and the Shanghai Composite Index surged 1.6 percent.
US and European stocks fell despite a 2.3 percent rise in US crude oil.
US economic data released on Friday were disappointing. Retail sales were little-changed in July while wholesale prices fell 0.4 percent.
“Based on the PPI and retail-sales figures, all indications now look like a [Federal Reserve] rate increase in 2016 is clearly off the table,” said Tom di Galoma, managing director at Seaport Global Holdings.