China is playing a bigger role on the world stage, as entrepreneur-driven firms snag assets abroad, according to WPP CEO Martin Sorrell.
Asian equities turned mixed on Thursday, dragged by a sell-off on the mainland, knocking the region's Christmas cheer before the holiday period.
Asian stocks mostly extended their rally on Monday after another rate cut in China fueled risk appetite.
Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Kuaidi is set to raise about $3B in a fundraising round, just as funding at rival Uber China raises $1.2B.
Second-quarter gross domestic product from Japan will likely pile on the worry for markets already jumpy about global economic growth.
With China's market in an "extreme bubble," one expert says he'd stay away. However, another pro says there are opportunities to be found.
Mainland shares led losses in a mixed trading session in Asia on Tuesday.
Asian shares advanced amid rangebound trade on Wednesday, with Japan's Nikkei 225 index clinching an 18-year peak.
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.
Asian equities traded mixed on Thursday, with Sydney and Tokyo coming under pressure as their local currencies strengthened against the greenback.
Chinese stocks retreated late Wednesday after a fresh batch of economic indicators came in just shy of expectations.
Chinese shares plummeted on Tuesday, while their counterparts in Sydney witnessed volatile trade following the Reserve Bank of Australia's rate cut.
Asian markets mostly fell on Wednesday as investors digested the raft of earnings due in the region and awaited the Federal Reserve's statement.
Asian shares rose on Thursday, undeterred by a weaker finish in the U.S. as gains in crude prices overnight boosted oil-related counters.
After a lackluster morning session, Asian stocks mostly advanced on Friday, with Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney markets finishing the week at new highs.
Asian equities outside Japan traded higher on Thursday as investors welcomed a dovish statement from the Federal Reserve.
Asian stocks traded mostly lower on Thursday as China set its gross domestic product (GDP) growth target at 7 percent for 2015.
Asian equitiess were mixed on Friday, following an uninspiring lead from Wall Street, but Japanese stocks managed to overlook a mixed bag of economic data to settle at a new 15-year high.
Asian equities turned mixed amid choppy trade on Wednesday after China's manufacturing sector surprised markets with growth for the first time in three months.
Asian stock markets outside Shanghai joined the global rally on Wednesday, shrugging off a slip in crude oil prices in early trading.