Asian equities declined on Tuesday, as China's inflation data and the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates weighed on sentiment.» Read More
The euro slumped for a fifth straight session against the dollar on Friday to a 3-1/2 week low as falling European interest rates.
The euro slumped against the dollar on worries over whether Greece would secure aid before it runs out of cash in three weeks.
Fears that an interest rate hike in the United States is imminent drove Asian stock markets outside Shanghai lower on Monday.
Asian stocks kicked off the week on a positive note, as an interest rate cut in China on Saturday offset a weaker finish on Wall Street last week.
Australia took a double-whammy from record-low interest rates and commodity-price drops, but the selloff has left its market attractive to yield chasers.
Asian markets traded mixed on Thursday, with Tokyo continuing to outperform on speculations of a delayed sales tax hike and snap elections.
Asian equities turned mixed in Friday's afternoon session.
Oil prices rose on news Saudi Arabia cut its supply to the market in September and on strong economic data from Europe and China.
Sentiment in the so-called 'lucky country' has deteriorated sharply, analysts told CNBC.
Mounting anxiety over global growth and the spread of Ebola dragged Asian bourses lower on Thursday.
Most Asian bourses followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday, except Chinese and Indian shares which failed to track Asia-wide gains.
The yen came under pressure from Japan's plans to increase its pension allocation to the domestic stock market.
The euro headed back below $1.34 on Tuesday after a survey of Italian service sector purchasing managers disappointed on the low side.
With global markets shrugging off geopolitical tensions following the downing of MH17, analysts are warning that investors are becoming complacent.
Yellen, facing questions on the economy and rate hike, will be pressured to acknowledge an uptick in inflation and improvement in the labor market.
Asian shares traded mixed late Thursday. Domestic data lifted Australian stocks, while weaker-than-expected Chinese economic data limited gains in Shanghai.
Asian stocks were mostly higher Wednesday, boosted by overnight gains on Wall Street and unveiling of China's official 2014 GDP growth target.
Few bright sparks could be found in dour Asian stock markets on Monday.
Asian shares were mostly in the green on Tuesday, after a positive handover from the U.S. sent majority of equity markets, particularly Japanese shares, higher.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Thursday after preliminary data showed that Chinese manufacturing activity slowed to a 7-month low in February.