Asian stocks cruised higher on Friday, lifted by a positive U.S. lead and as investors bet on the possibility of further stimulus from Japan and China.
A survey by a Chinese state-owned investor protection fund showed that investors may be regaining their confidence in the country's equity markets.
Asian equities kicked off the fourth quarter on a positive note, as an overnight rally on Wall Street spurred risk appetite.
As the impact from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome eases, some analysts see an opportunity in South Korea's consumer stocks.
Asian stocks were mostly lower amid choppy trade on Friday, as uncertainty over the outlook of U.S monetary policy sapped investor confidence.
Asian shares traded mixed on Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei 225 index lagging on its first day of trade following a five-day long weekend.
Asian shares outside Japan advanced on Friday after the Fed decided to hold off on its first rate hike in nearly a decade.
Asian stocks outside China advanced on Thursday, as investors eyed gains in oil prices and the positive lead from Wall Street.
Asian stocks see-sawed on Friday, as investors eyed increased uncertainty heading into the Federal Reserve's meeting on interest rates next week.
Asian shares outside South Korea declined on Thursday, as economic data out of the region's top two economies heightened concerns about growth.
Asian stocks endured volatile trading on Tuesday, with China's Shanghai Composite index lurching higher in the final minutes of trade.
Asian shares mostly fell on Monday, as nervousness prevailed following China's wild swings and last Friday's sell-off on Wall Street.
Asian stocks declined on Friday, as investors awaited the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for August.
Asian stocks mostly recovered on Thursday as investors took heart in a positive finish on Wall Street overnight.
Asian share markets went through a roller-coaster ride on Wednesday amid persisting concerns over the health of China's economy.
Asian stocks slumped on Tuesday after surveys of China's mammoth manufacturing sector showed a further loss of momentum.
Malaysia's stocks and currency have tumbled, but bargain buyers don't appear likely to step up any time soon, analysts said.
Chinese stocks rebounded on Wednesday, taking the lead in a broader recovery in Asian markets.
Fifteen of the world's largest banks are under investigation on suspicion of rigging the Brazilian currency, antitrust watchdog Cade said.
Asian equities were sold down on Monday after Greece failed to clinch a deal with its international lenders over the weekend.