China's benchmark Shanghai Composite closed at its lowest levels since August 23 on Friday due to concerns of tight liquidity.
U.S. crude oil futures settled higher, spurred by refiners needing oil to meet robust distillate exports and on short-covering demand.
The dollar fell against the euro on Monday in illiquid trade, but optimism about the U.S. economy despite the Federal Reserve starting to withdraw some of its stimulus capped the currency's losses.
European equities closed lower on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting of the year.
Stocks climbed on Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 scoring record closes.
European equities closed higher as investors around the world reacted to the Fed's winding down of its stimulus program.
Crude was boosted on Friday by a positive outlook for U.S. fuel demand and reduced Libyan supply.
Asia stocks were mostly higher on Thursday after the Fed unveiled a cut in stimulus and vowed to keep rates low but China underperformed on liquidity fears.
Stocks surged on Wednesday after Fed said it will cut stimulus.
The dollar hit a five-year high versus the yen on Friday as markets focused on the divergence between U.S. and Japanese monetary policy, driving U.S. Treasury yields higher after Wednesday's Fed decision to start cutting bond-buying.
Oil rose on Wednesday, as investors took in stride a decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve to trim its monetary stimulus.
U.S. stocks surged on Monday as Wall Street tried to measure what's ahead for stimulus.
Japanese stocks outperformed on Wednesday on hopes that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will unveil details on key reforms.
The dollar traded near a five-year high against the yen on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve announced its long-awaited first cut in its bond-buying program.
European equities traded lower on Friday, remaining near two-month lows, as investors continued to speculate over Fed tapering.
Stocks closed near unchanged on Tuesday as investors wait to hear whether the Fed will start tapering this year.
Brent oil fell by more than $1 on Tuesday and U.S. oil reversed an early rise, pressured by the specter of the Fed's policy meeting.
The dollar drifted higher on Tuesday, trading in narrow ranges, as investors continued to adjust positions ahead of this week's key decision on bond-buying by the Fed.
Gold prices eased on expectations that the U.S. central bank may soon be set to taper its bullion-friendly stimulus.
U.S. stocks finished lower on Thursday.
As the gears of the global economy continue to slow, the U.S. has—so far—bucked the trend. But it can't do so forever.
China's economy is slowing as global demand remains too low for its manufacturing capacity and labor costs rise, Peter Baum said.
Central banks in Europe and China on Friday announced moves to ease credit. But the action may have limited impact.