Asian shares advanced in early trade on Thursday, while growing bets the European Central Bank was gearing up to deliver further stimulus steps kept the euro under pressure.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside
Asian stocks were on edge on Wednesday with most markets stumbling as geopolitical tensions flared after Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet, while crude oil prices eased from two-week highs.
Australian shares dipped 0.5 per cent.
The euro sagged to a seven-month trough on Monday as the prospect of more policy easing in Europe benefited the US dollar, while activity in Asian shares was crimped by a holiday in Japan.
The strength of the dollar also combined
Asian stocks rose across the board on Tuesday, relieved after seeing Wall Street take the Paris attacks in stride and surging overnight, while expectations for a December rate hike by the Federal Reserve kept the dollar on a bullish footing.
Asian stocks were mixed, with Japanese and Chinese shares up, while the dollar stood at a 7-month high against peers on Monday after robust US jobs data bolstered expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in December.
Asian shares rallied on Wednesday with Japanese stocks leading the way, while investors' bigger risk appetite pushed up US debt yields and lifted the dollar.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gaine
Asian shares edged lower and the dollar stood tall on Thursday, after the US Federal Reserve rekindled market expectations that it might still be on track to raise interest rates by year-end.
US Treasury yields and the dollar rose
Asian stocks slipped on Wednesday, taking cues from an overnight decline on Wall Street and capped by caution ahead of a policy statement from the US Federal Reserve due later in the day.
The Australian dollar, already on the back
Asian shares held near two-month highs on Monday as a batch of Chinese data showed the world's second-largest economy slowing further but not in danger of a hard-landing.
Some emerging market currencies trimmed early losses af
Asian shares stepped back from two-month highs on Tuesday and commodity currencies retreated as a big fall in oil prices triggered profit-taking, though fading expectations of an imminent US rate hike lent some support.