Asian markets have plenty this week with Fed, BOJ and RBI due to hold policy meetings and economic data from the region's biggest economies.
Asian stocks were dealt a blow on Friday as concerns over a repeat of June's credit crunch in China overshadowed gains on Wall Street.
In Japan, electronics producers are desperate to see iPhones disappearing from store shelves. The GP reports.
Asian equities were mixed on Thursday on the back of positive Chinese manufacturing data and liquidity fears in the mainland.
Japanese and Chinese equities were sold-off on Wednesday afternoon on fears of bad bank debt and tight liquidity in China.
Asian equities rose on Monday after the S&P 500 hit a record high last week and as bets on extended U.S. monetary stimulus lifted risk appetite.
Asian equity markets outside of China rose on Tuesday on news that a bipartisan U.S. budget deal could be announced soon.
Asian stocks fell on Thursday after President Obama launched a series of meetings with lawmakers at the White House but Japan bucked the trend.
Asia pared losses on Friday after the Bank of Japan left monetary policy unchanged and as the U.S. government shutdown dragged into a fourth day.
Asian equities ended the week mostly higher but trade was rangebound due to worries over a U.S. government shutdown.
Asian stock indices closed mostly higher on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
These companies are making headlines before the bell Friday:
CNBC highlights the major new products that are drawing crowds at this year's IFA technology event.
Asian shares were mostly higher Friday, but gains were capped by uncertainty over the stability of emerging markets and the possibility of a military strike against Syria despite indications a delay might be in the offing.
China stocks outperformed Asian equity markets on Monday on economic optimism while sentiment in other Asian shares rose after weak U.S. data soothed fears that the Federal Reserve would reduce its stimulus program anytime soon.
Toshiba, KKR and a consortium including Bain Capital are expected to participate in the final round of bids next week for Panasonic's healthcare business, sources said.
As Tesla plans to boost production by another 35 percent next year, several issues could arise to challenge electric carmaker Elon Musk.
Japan's benchmark index dropped over 2 percent on Thursday while the tone in the rest of Asian stocks was subdued as traders try to gauge when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start tapering its stimulus program.
Asian equity markets ended at session highs on Tuesday with Japan's benchmark index leading gains by 2.6 percent as the yen weakened on news of corporate tax cuts.
Japan's benchmark index suffered a second consecutive steep fall on Thursday after the previous day's 4 percent tumble as the yen rose, while the rest of Asia ended mixed following China's upbeat trade figures.