Asian stocks were subdued on Monday as investors fretted that political instability in the United States was leaving the country rudderless at a time when the global economy was showing signs of faltering.
Asian share markets turned mixed as investor nerves were strained ahead of a U.S. inflation report that could soothe, or inflame, fears of faster rate hikes globally.
Asian share markets found a semblance of calm on Monday as S&P futures extended their bounce.
European stocks opened higher, hitting their highest levels since August 2015, while Asian markets inched towards all-time peaks.
Asian markets offered a muted reception on Thursday to the passage of U.S. tax cuts as benefits to company bottom lines were already baked into stock prices.
Asian markets on Friday tracked another record close on Wall Street following hopes for tax reform, which boosted the dollar to expectations of further gains.
The dollar built on its recovery against the yen Thursday on rekindled hopes for Trump's tax plan but most Asian markets retreated on profit-taking after gains.
Asian markets began the week mostly lower Monday as investors mulled the impact of a weekend terror attack in London
Asian markets rose Thursday as traders welcomed indications from the Federal Reserve that interest rates could rise next month.