At a two-day meeting beginning later on Tuesday, the Fed is expected to take another step toward policy normalization and announce plans to begin unwinding its $4.2 trillion portfolio of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities.
Also helping risk appetite were expectations of a snap election.
US crude rose 1.5 percent to $50.65 per barrel and Brent was last at $55.86, up 1.75 percent on the day.
There was relief the weekend passed with no new provocation by North Korea, though Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions will be center stage when President Donald Trump addresses world leaders at the United Nations on Tuesday.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.2 percent.
The New Zealand dollar hit its strongest in more than a month at $0.7374 after a poll showed the ruling National Party regaining a wide lead over the opposition before Saturday's election.
Australia's main index added 0.6 percent while Japan's Nikkei was closed for a holiday.
The financial markets will also sift through the "dot plot" representing Fed policymakers' rate projections for any hints of a rate hike in December.
Rogic stars as champions Celtic sink Rangers
They do continually play above their perceived level, as they displayed in a magnificent 3-1 win at Hibernian last month. That was a massive moment in the game - and when Celtic doubled their lead after 65 minutes it was game over.
Ranbir Kapoor shuts down Trolls in defense of Mahira Khan!
If rumours are to be believed, these pictures were taken back in July when Ranbir was in NYC, filming for Sanjay Dutt's biopic. The fans were quick to express their displeasure and slut-shamed Mahira Khan for wearing a short dress and smoking .
Trump unveils new sanctions against North Korea
Mr Ri reportedly added: "We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un". Meanhwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his U.S. counterpart Trump have exchanged strong words for each other.
Canada has already hiked twice in recent months and the Bank of England shocked many last week by flagging its own coming increases.
US 10-year Treasury yields, which edged up on Tuesday, retreated 1.8 basis points on the day to 2.23 percent.
"If we move closer to a USA rate hike, that should come along with a bit more dollar strength and euro weakness which would harden the ECB's exit case and be a headwind for government bonds", said Commerzbank strategist Rainer Guntermann. On Monday, the pound was a shade softer at $1.3585 but not far from the peak of $1.3615. German equivalents, the benchmark for euro zone borrowing costs, fell 1.3 bps to 0.44 percent. The modest bounce in the dollar combined with all the talk of monetary tightening put gold on the defensive.
The greenback was little changed at 111.640 yen after touching 111.880 overnight, its highest since late July.
Benchmarks around Europe are priced to give back around 0.1% across the board, according to financial bookmakers IG, with a weaker USA dollar pushing regional currencies higher and holding back equity gains.
Oil prices were hovering near five-month highs helped by a fall in the number of USA rigs drilling for new production and as refineries continued to restart after getting knocked out by Hurricane Harvey.
In commodities, crude oil prices rose, remaining buoyant ahead of Friday's meeting between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC producers to discuss the state of their 1.8-million barrel-per-day supply cut deal. USA crude firmed 7 cents to $49.97 a barrel.
He referred to the violence in Haryana that broke out after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim was convicted in a rape. He said that the "Selfie with Daughter" campaign infused a new confidence among girls.
In a one-and-only such test in 1962, the US launched a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile from a submerged submarine. President Donald Trump lashed out at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally speech in Alabama .
Oklahoma State has won four of the five previous meetings since the Frogs joined the league, including a 3-0 mark in Stillwater. Julius Lewis is out for the season following surgery for an injury suffered in practice, Patterson announced after the game.
Iran has ruled out talks with the United States on revisiting a 2015 nuclear accord as "waste of time", the media reported. Iran has accused the Trump administration of not living up to its requirements on sanctions relief under the nuclear deal.
McMaster, making the rounds on TV with a simple message: US policy regarding Iran has to "change fundamentally" and it will. Later on Friday, Iranians staged massive anti-Trump protest to show their anger over the US president's speech .
In two July flight tests , those missiles showed potential capability to reach deep into the USA mainland when perfected. But they're also not ruling it out, given the North's increasing number of nuclear and missile tests .
Promoter K Raheja Corp Group holds 67.10 percent stake in Shoppers Stop, according to data on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Shares of Shoppers Stop have gained 45 per cent this year and closed at 418.1 rupees on Friday in Mumbai.
Netanyahu said that Israel's alliance with the United States has been "never stronger" than now under the Trump administration. She said all countries must "come together and defend the worldwide order that we have worked so hard to create".
Sushma Swaraj showed the mirror to Pakistan by highlighting the differences between the approaches of the two nations. The reality is that Pakistan's politicians remember everything, manipulate memory according to convenience.
The communist state conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3, claiming it had detonated a hydrogen bomb. Donald Trump has hit back at Kim Jong Un after the North Korean dictator called him "deranged" in a bullish statement.
The Bears, without a victory over the Trojans since 2003, were tied at 13-13 late in the third quarter when it all unraveled. But Wilcox then tried a fourth-and-4 from the USC 42 late in the third quarter that was stopped on an incomplete pass.
Nokia 8 specs & release in India confirms 6GB RAM
To refresh on the Nokia 8 specs, the smartphone is fitted with a 5.3-inch 2K display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. In addition, the latest info from the Winfuture consolidate the fact that the launch of 6GB Nokia 8 is imminent.
NKorea 'may test hydrogen bomb in Pacific'
After the latest sanctions, North Korea's Kim Jong-Un has vowed that Trump's " deranged threats " would only toughen his resolve. U.S. bombers and fighter jets have flown along the coast of North Korea in a show of force.
Nebraska leads Rutgers at the half
The coach said the 1966 game built the foundation on the rivalry, and ever since, fans have "pointed back" to that game. Even if Nebraska is in a rut, it is a big name team that serves as another good measuring stick for the Knights.
Predicting Antonio Conte's starting eleven
The lineup looks like Conte has chose to ditch the three-man backline for this game, with only four natural defenders named. Chelsea again, against the run of play grabbed number three through the blistering pace of Morata on 78 minutes.
Trump Leaning Toward Decertifying Iran Nuclear Deal
Meanwhile, a Downing Street spokeswoman said military force must remain an option to deal with the "rogue" state. A possible third pillar would involve "open discussions with Iran about the current situation in the region".
North Korea reacted sharply to the threat of trump
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho warned of the test after comparing Trump's speech to "the sound of a barking dog" . North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un had Twitter users rushing to dictionaries as he revived a centuries-old insult.
China vows to break 'malicious cycle' over North Korea
General Assembly in New York, Wang told Kono that China has been fulfilling its global obligations by fully enforcing U.N. Trump responded with a tweet calling Kim Jong-un "a madman" who "will be tested like never before!"