The yen soared on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan decided not to announce additional measures to curb recent volatility in the bond market.
Gold hit a near three-week low, ending lower as a lack of new economic stimulus from the Bank of Japan fueled worries that other central banks may also withdraw their support, denting bullion's inflation-hedge appeal.
Crude fell below $103 per barrel on Tuesday after the world's largest consumer, the United States, nearly doubled the estimate of its shale oil reserves.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei shed as much as 1.5 percent on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) disappointed investors in its monetary policy statement.
The dollar rose sharply versus the yen on Monday, bolstered by stronger-than-forecast Japanese data and a Standard & Poor's upgrade to the credit outlook for the United States.
US Treasury debt prices fell with the 30-year bond yield hitting a 14-month high after Standard & Poor's raised its credit outlook on the United States.
Gold ended the day almost unchanged, taking a breather after dropping the most in a month in the previous session.
Brent crude oil dipped toward $104 per barrel as weak data from top energy consumer China muddied the oil demand outlook, overshadowing optimism stemming from a pickup in U.S. hiring.
Asian stocks rose on Monday with Japan's benchmark Nikkei rebounding on the back of a strong gross domestic product (GDP) revision and a weaker yen.
The dollar recovered on Friday from steep losses in the previous session after a government report showed a reasonably healthy pace of U.S. job creation in May.
Gold fell around 2 percent, its biggest one-day drop in over three weeks, as funds dumped bullion after resilient U.S. jobs data suggested the Federal Reserve could begin to scale back its monetary stimulus later this year.
Oil rose on Friday in choppy trade, as data pointing to modest gains in U.S. hiring suggested the world's top oil consumer's economic recovery was gaining momentum.
Japan's benchmark stock index moved out of bear market territory on Friday following comments by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) that shook Tokyo financial markets minutes before the close of trade.
The dollar fell sharply against the yen and euro on Thursday, hitting levels not seen in months, as investors fretted that upcoming U.S. jobs data would disappoint.
Gold rose, as the dollar's sharp drop and worries about an oversold equities market prompted investors to add positions in the safe-haven metal ahead of Friday's payrolls report.
Brent crude oil steadied around $103 a barrel as a drop in US oil stocks and lower Iranian exports balanced worries the US Federal Reserve may scale back its economic stimulus.
Asian stocks fell to new lows on Thursday, as sentiment remained vulnerable due to ongoing volatility in Japan's benchmark index, fears of Fed tapering and caution ahead of key central bank meetings in Europe.
US Treasurys prices rose as weak economic data and falling stock prices spurred safe-haven bids, with investors waiting for government payroll numbers later in the week.
The dollar weakened against most currencies on Wednesday after a report showed hiring in the U.S. private sector fell short of expectations last month.
Gold prices settled nearly flat. Earlier, prices rose after U.S. jobs data missed expectations, curbing speculation the Fed may start paring back its monthly bond-buying program.
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