The dollar fell on Tuesday, as a delayed U.S. jobs report bolstered speculation that monetary policy would err on the side of looseness.
Asian equities closed mixed in subdued trade on Tuesday as investors stayed on the sidelines before the U.S. September jobs report.
Stocks finished narrowly mixed in lackluster trading Monday, after the S&P 500 hit another record high and as investors were reluctant to make big bets ahead of the September government jobs report.
European shares closed near five-year highs on Monday, helped by gains from Philips and SAP, as well as encouraging U.S. housing data.
U.S. crude broke below $100 a barrel for the first time since early July, as U.S. inventories rose.
Gold struggled to build on its big weekly rise as a rally sparked by expectations that the Fed will postpone tapering ran out of steam.
U.S. Treasury bonds gained on Thursday, after the Senate announced a last minute deal to avoid default.
The dollar climbed against the yen and the Swiss franc on Monday.
Asian equities rose on Monday after the S&P 500 hit a record high last week and as bets on extended U.S. monetary stimulus lifted risk appetite.
Stocks closed out the week in positive territory, with the S&P 500 extending gains to a new high, as Wall Street cheered some better-than-expected corporate earnings results.
European equities closed higher, buoyed by Chinese growth data and expectations the Federal Reserve will keep the stimulus unchanged.
Oil prices edged higher on Friday on strong, third-quarter growth data from No. 2 oil consumer China.
Gold ended lower on expectations that the partial U.S. government shutdown will lead the Federal Reserve to postpone tapering.
Crude oil rose on Wednesday as it appeared Congress was close to an 11th-hour deal to raise the government's debt ceiling.
The dollar fell to eight-and-a-half-month lows against the euro and a currency basket on Friday.
Asian equity markets were mostly higher on Friday with the exception of Japan after China's economy grew at its fastest pace this year.
Stocks staged an impressive recovery Thursday, with the S&P 500 setting a fresh all-time high and the Dow erasing a triple-digit loss to poke into positive territory in the final minutes of trading.
Gold settled more than 3 percent higher on Thursday as the dollar stumbled.
The dollar index slid Thursday as a deal to end the U.S. debt stalemate prompted investors to focus on the economic impact of the government shutdown.
Oil fell as industry data showed crude stocks rose in the United States and investors digested a deal agreed in Washington a day earlier to avoid a debt default.
European shares were flat on Friday as talks over the "fiscal cliff" stalled.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday for a third consecutive session, with resurging worries about the global economic outlook undermining investor sentiment.
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