Asian shares slipped on Tuesday as a downturn in crude oil curbed the enthusiasm from fresh record highs on Wall Street.
Wall Street closed slightly higher on Monday to mint new record highs for the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials.
European shares rose on Monday, boosted by a surge in ARM after Japan's SoftBank agreed to buy the chip designer.
Britain’s sterling rose on Monday amid better risk appetite in global markets.
Oil prices extended their rise in Asia on Monday after robust economic data from the United States and China.
The dollar rallied on Monday after US retail sales data bolstered expectations that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates this year.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat on Monday, having reached its highest in almost nine months last week.
Kenya, Africa’s third-biggest arabica- coffee producer, may get a bumper harvest later this year as rains in key growing areas boost yields.
Expectations of a period of relative domestic political and economic calm keep sterling on course for its best week since 2009 on Friday.
Emerging stocks are set to end Friday with the biggest weekly gains since March, buoyed by policy-easing prospects at home and abroad.
Oil prices declined in Asia on Friday, bucking an equities rally amid fresh concerns over weak demand.
Asian shares extended gains to eight-month highs on Friday as better-than-expected economic data from China lifted risk sentiment.
Financial stocks led the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials to record highs on Thursday.
Gold drops to a two-week low as equities gain on the outlook for more central-bank stimulus, curbing demand for the metal as a haven.
Oil prices rebounded in Asia on Thursday thanks to a weak dollar and bargain-hunting.