Gold prices jumped 1% on Monday as attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities dented risk appetite.
The Indonesian government has reopened its market to shipments of Brazilian chicken.
China's exports unexpectedly rose in July, growing 3.3% from a year earlier, customs data showed on Thursday.
Bank Indonesia's new senior deputy governor on Wednesday forecast a long period of monetary policy easing.
China's state banks have been active in the onshore yuan forwards market this week.