Wall Street ended lower after the US Federal Reserve announced that it would hold steady the interest rates and the monthly bond-buying program. USA30 fell 0.48%, while USA500 lost 0.08%. TECH100 traded 0.28% lower.
Crude oil rose 1.24% to hit $63.72 per barrel.
Gold was up 0.20% to $1,782.35 per ounce.
The Dollar Index traded 0.33% lower at 90.595.
Asia and Australia
Japan225 fell 0.34% after the country reported a 5.2% surge in retail sales in March, ahead of the -1.5% reported in February.
HongKong45 was up 0.24%.
Down under, Australia200 gained 0.46% after the consumer price index (CPI) data missed the estimates, as it rose 0.6% quarter-on-quarter.
USD/JPY fell 0.06% to 108.61.
Stock market edged higher driven by positive corporate earnings, especially in the banking sector where Deutsche Bank posted its best quarterly profit since Q1 2014. Germany30 traded 0.5% higher. France40 and UK100 each added 0.4%.
Brent oil rose 1.08% to $66.58 a barrel.
EUR/USD traded at 1.2124 after it went up 0.28%.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com