Before he was fired, former FBI Director James Comey has sought more resources for Russia probe. In a farewell letter to staff, Comey said the President had the full authority to fire him and would not dwell on the decision. Democrats called for an independent probe of the Russia issue.
The dollar was on track to record its worst week against a basket of currencies since July on Friday, having given up almost all the gains made since Donald Trump, now surrounded by political worries, was elected U.S. president last year.
U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, led by technology stocks, as a sense of calm prevailed over the financial market in a week that was dominated by political uncertainty surrounding Donald Trump's presidency.