Based in Singapore, See Kit is the News Assistant at CNBC.com's Asia-Pacific team. Follow her on Twitter @SeeKit_T
Shanghai shares hogged the spotlight on Friday, as the key Shanghai Composite index extended losses, while Japan was the "quiet achiever" for the day.
Mainland markets were the biggest losers in the region on Thursday, as fears over tighter requirements on margin financing ignited risk-off sentiment.
Stock markets in Asia mostly rise on Monday, with Tokyo and Shanghai scoring fresh multi-year highs.
The Shanghai Composite clinched a fresh seven-year high on Friday, while markets in Japan edged up to finish at their highest levels in 15 years.
China's equity markets stood out amid mixed trading in the region on Thursday, as investors bet on further economic stimulus from Beijing.