U.S. stocks closed higher for a second session on Monday as Wall Street weighed moves by the Fed.
Oil fell as well-supplied markets and limited demand from European refiners pushed prices lower.
The euro raced to a near six-week high against the dollar and scaled a fresh five-year peak versus the yen on Monday after strong U.S. payrolls data boosted risk appetite.
Gold fell after US jobs data beat forecasts, strengthening the case for the Fed to reduce bond purchases soon.
Indian shares outperformed on Thursday while the rest of region declined on uncertainty over when the Federal Reserve may taper its stimulus program.
Oil was supported by expectations of increased demand after the U.S. jobless rate fell to a five-year low in the world's top oil consumer.
The dollar rallied against the yen after stronger-than-expected jobs data stoked expectations the Fed may start reducing bond buying sooner than expected.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday, after the all-important non-farm payrolls report for November.
Asian stocks were mixed on Friday, as focus turned to the release of U.S. jobs data for clues on when the Fed could cut back its stimulus program.
Gold settled higher after a recent sharp unwinding of bullish bets by funds prompted some investors to think the metal was near a bottom.
U.S. stocks fell on Thursday after data had the economy growing more rapidly than expected.
U.S. Treasurys yields rose to three-month highs on Thursday after numbers on strong U.S. growth.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat-to-higher open on Monday, with risk sentiment getting a second wind from strong China data after Friday's jobs number.
Asian equity markets kicked off the week mostly higher on Monday following strong data from the U.S. and China.
Gold settled lower on Thursday as investor sentiment was dogged by persistent speculation about the future of U.S. monetary stimulus.
The dollar rose against the yen and the euro on Wednesday.
U.S. crude gained for a fifth straight session, as positive economic data hinted at a resurgence of demand for oil.
Stock index futures slide on Thursday.
Stocks were mixed on Wednesday with Wall Street on uncertain footing on when to expect the Federal Reserve to start cutting stimulus.
European equities closed lower as investors worried about deflation in the euro zone, and concerns over Fed tapering.