Asian equities mostly edged up on Friday, as investors took heart from less volatile share moves in the mainland.
U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed as investors digested more earnings and second-quarter GDP, a day after the Fed left interest rates unchanged.
European stocks closed higher on Thursday after an onslaught of earnings, but Spanish stocks underperformed to close lower.
Gold fell 1 percent on Thursday to a near a 5-1/2-year low as the dollar rose after data showed the U.S. economy improved in the second quarter.
U.S. oil prices steadied Thursday after a larger-than-expected draw in U.S. crude and gasoline stocks was balanced by a stronger dollar.
The dollar rose to its highest level this week on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve took another step towards raising interest rates.
U.S. stocks were tipped to open lower on Thursday, with focus turning to second-quarter economic growth data for clues on the timing of a rate rise.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to slightly higher open, as investors continued to digest the Fed statement amid more data releases.
Asian shares turned mixed late Thursday, as mainland equity markets fell sharply in the afternoon session.
U.S. stocks closed higher after the Fed kept rates unchanged and the continued recovery in oil prices encouraged investor sentiment.
European stocks finished higher on Wednesday after a bumper day of earnings, while investors awaited news from a two-day policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Gold moved up a shade on Wednesday, but remained near last week's 5-1/2-year low, after a Fed statement raised uncertainty about the timing of a rate hike.
Oil prices reversed earlier losses and rose on Wednesday after weekly data showed an unexpectedly large drawdown in U.S. crude inventories.
The euro whipsawed against the dollar on Wednesday after the Federal Reserves said it would leave interest rates unchanged.
Yields hit session highs after the Fed signaled it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before it decides to raise interest rates.
Chinese stocks rebounded on Wednesday, taking the lead in a broader recovery in Asian markets.
U.S. stocks closed about 1 percent higher as investors cheered some recovery in oil prices, amid mixed earnings and the beginning of the Fed meeting.
Europe ended in positive territory on Tuesday, as investors kept an eye on the slew of earnings and the start of the Federal Reserve meeting, while British insurer RSA surged 20%.
Gold firmed on Tuesday but remained near 5-1/2-year lows as markets braced for this week's Federal Reserve meeting.
Oil recovering from near six-month lows Tuesday as bets for a drop in U.S. crude stockpiles offset worries about a global supply glut.