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The takeover deal is dilutive as Sharp is handing over control of its business on Foxconn's terms, explains Invast's Peter Esho.
The Shanghai composite bucked a generally downward trend in Asia on Wednesday as major indexes in Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong were down.
Markets in Australia, Japan, and South Korea closed down after a choppy trading session Wednesday, despite a positive finish in Wall Street overnight.
Markets in Asia dropped on Friday, with Japan's Nikkei tumbling, after a sell-off on Wall Street fueled by volatile oil and worries over bank earnings.
Monkeys threw a wrench into Asian markets in the Lunar New Year's first week of trading, with sell-offs in Japan, Singapore and Down Under Wednesday.
Japan's NIkkei 225 retraced losses of as much as 1.5 percent in afternoon trade to close 184.71 points, or 1.10 percent, higher.
Asian markets came under pressure Friday, closing mixed despite Wall Street's positive finish overnight, as a newly weaker dollar brought fresh concerns.
Yusuf Azizullah, CEO of Global Board Advisors, explains the politics behind Sharp-Foxconn potential takeover deal.
The Japanese company's board members chose to give the Taiwan firm preferred negotiating rights.
Most Asian markets closed up on Thursday, following a mostly higher finish on Wall Street overnight amid an oil price surge.
Sharp board members have decided to give Hon Hai Precision Industry preferred negotiating rights, a source familiar with the move said on Thursday.
Asia markets closed mixed, with indexes in Australia, Japan and Korea extending Friday's gains on the back of the BOJ's surprise rate move.
Asia markets were mixed, but largely trimmed earlier losses, despite Wall Street's fall after the Fed appeared to temper its expectations for U.S. growth.
Asian markets advanced Monday, continuing to recover from the global rout that hammered stocks in the first few weeks of 2016.
Asian markets bounced Friday, tracking a rally in European and U.S. markets, getting a boost from an uptick in oil prices and comments from the ECB.
Foxconn, best known as a top iPhone assembler, has proposed a takeover bid for Japanese electronics maker Sharp, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Asia markets lost early gains and slid into negative territory, following another Wall Street selloff on concerns over global growth, China and oil.
Asian stocks tumbled Wednesday, with Japan's Nikkei entering the bear market, as global sentiment remains low on concerns over economic growth, China, and low oil prices.
Asian equities bounced back in afternoon trade after a mixed, but volatile reaction to the slew of data released by Beijing.
Markets in Asia closed mixed Monday, on the back of another Wall Street sell-off Friday, with Australia and Japan near bear market territory.