The dollar on Friday edged up, helped by comments from Fed officials suggesting a reduction in stimulus could be closer than many thought.
Indian equities led the rest of Asia lower on the final trading day of the week after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) unexpectedly raised its policy interest rate.
Stocks closed near session lows Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 easing off their all-time highs, as investors largely shrugged off a batch of upbeat economic reports and a day after the Federal Reserve surprised global markets by maintaining its bond-buying program.
European shares pared gains but closed higher on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve surprised markets by opting to maintain its $85 billion-per-month asset purchases.
Brent oil oil dipped on Thursday after conciliatory comments from Iran's president, helping unwind a risk premium.
Gold settled higher and hit one-week highs on Thursday after the Federal Reserve chose not to cut back on its asset-buying program for now.
The dollar recovered Thursday after Wednesday's losses following the Fed's decision to keep the stimulus intact, but its prospects remained bleak.
Asian equity markets enjoyed a risk-on rally on Thursday after the Federal Reserve defied expectations by keeping its $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program intact.
Stocks ripped higher to close near their best levels Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 setting fresh highs, after the Federal Reserve surprised Wall Street by keeping its $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program intact.
Yields dropped on Wednesday to their lowest in over a month after the Federal Reserve said it would maintain its bond purchases.
Crude rallied sharply on Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve's surprising decision to keep its foot on the monetary policy accelerator.
Gold soared around 3 percent on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would continue buying bonds at an $85 billion monthly pace for now.
The dollar sank to a seven-month low on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve shocked investors by deciding to continue its massive stimulus program.
Asian stock indices closed mostly higher on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
Stocks closed higher Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 finishing in positive territory for the third-straight session, as Federal Reserve policymakers kicked off their two-day meeting.
U.S. Treasury debt prices rose as investors awaited a decision from the Federal Reserve on a possible reduction of its bond-purchase stimulus.
The euro rallied vs the dollar Tuesday after a better-than-expected German sentiment survey, but gains were muted before the Federal Reserve meeting.
European shares trimmed losses to close lower on Tuesday, but investors remained cautious about the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.
Crude futures skidded on Tuesday, adding to the prior session's steep losses, as easing worries over Syria calmed Middle East supply fears.
Gold settled under $1,310 an ounce on prospects that the Fed will announce a modest reduction in its bond-buying stimulus at its two-day meeting.
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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Asian shares dipped on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street after U.S. manufacturing activity hit a three-year low in November.
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