Here is your summary of the financial news from around the world:
1. President Donald Trump on Thursday night ordered airstrikes in Syria following a deadly chemical weapons attack this week in what is the first significant foreign policy test of his new administration.
2. Financial markets were jolted overnight by President Trump's surprise action in Syria, sending investors into safe haven assets.
3. Asia markets trembled following the U.S. action, but rallied afterwards. Japanese markets closed up, with the Nikkei gaining 0.36% to 18,664 and the Topix closed 0.65% up.