Bonds, gold and the yen were seen soaring during the course of the session on Friday in Asian trading, while stocks bounced back as investors flocked to safe assets after the United States’ missile launch against an airbase in Syria, contributing risk of confrontation with Russia and Iran.

The U.S. dollar lost about 0.6 percent, while gold and oil prices climbed sharply, although the early market panic retreated when one U.S. official tagged the attack a “one-off”, leaving with no plans for escalation.

"It was a knee-jerk reaction because markets are starting to come back a little, as it doesn't seem like there will be further retaliation coming," analyst Christoffer Moltke-Leth said.