Asian stocks kicked off the week with gains following positive data releases from the region's two biggest economies and a strong U.S. lead.
Sony chief executive said the company would complete a stepped-up restructuring drive and forecast a tripling in operating profit.
Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Thursday on upbeat Chinese data and the Federal Reserve's reassurance that rates would not rise anytime soon.
Sony said it would step up a broad restructuring to tackle bloated costs and exit some unprofitable businesses.
Asian equities were sharply sold off on Wednesday on mounting concerns that Ukraine was on the brink of a civil war.
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors digested data that showed a slight improvement in Chinese factory activity.
Asian shares fell on Monday with the absence of a lead from Wall Street last week due to the Easter holidays.
Asian equity markets ended mostly higher on Wednesday following a better than expected growth report from the world's second biggest economy.
Asian stocks took a hit on Friday after losses on Wall Street overshadowed benign Chinese data.
Asian stocks kicked off the week lower after heavy losses on Wall Street at the end of last week.
Technology stocks led a global downturn on Monday, after a selloff in U.S. stocks on Friday hit market confidence.
Sony is counting on the boom in smartphones and the market's voracious appetite for megapixels to drive growth in its image sensor business.
Asian stocks rose on Monday after weak Chinese data raised hopes of fresh monetary stimulus.
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Toyota Motor Corp said it will give its Japan-based workers their biggest pay raise in 21 years in the year starting in April.
Asian equities recovered modestly on Tuesday, from an acute selloff seen in the previous session fueled by brewing instability in Ukraine.
Tesla shares briefly hit a record high of $265 a share this week, before pulling back to near $250 a share.
An dip on Wall Street overnight drove most Asian equities lower on early Wednesday.
After a most choppy session, Asian stocks closed lower on the first trading day of the week.
An upbeat handover from Wall Street on Thursday inspired gains in most Asian shares on Friday.