Asian stocks rose on Friday, thanks to a positive lead from Wall Street overnight.
Asian shares ended mixed on Tuesday as volatility returned to mainland markets and oil plunged following long-awaited deals in Greece and Iran.
Asian equity markets ended mostly higher on Monday on optimism that European officials will soon agree on a third bailout deal for Greece.
Asian stocks outside the mainland advanced on Thursday, but lingering uncertainty over Greece's debt situation capped gains.
Japanese firms are bracing themselves for investors emboldened by new governance rules to punish executives. The Financial Times reports.
Japan's normally sleepy shareholder meetings are set for a shake-up as a new corporate governance code encourages disgruntled investors to speak out.
Stock markets in China rode out a volatile session to settle at new seven-year peaks on Friday, while other bourses in the region nursed modest losses.
Equity markets in Shanghai and Japan outperformed the region with marginal gains on Wednesday.
As Apple basks in the unprecedented demand for its latest iPhones, suppliers from Tokyo to Taipei are sharing in the spoils. The FT reports.
Stock markets in Shanghai were the biggest laggards on Friday, while the rest of Asia advanced on the back of an impressive U.S. lead.
A second bailout in three years will give Sharp some breathing space, but analysts warn the company may not be out of the woods just yet.
Asian equities traded mixed on Thursday, with Sydney and Tokyo coming under pressure as their local currencies strengthened against the greenback.
Japan's loss-making Sharp said it had secured a $1.7 billion bailout from banks, its second major rescue in three years.
Asian stocks mostly advanced on Monday as China rolled out its third interest rate cut since November.
Plans by electronics conglomerate Sharp to shrink its capital base will buy the company time, but its long-term survival remains in doubt.
Sharp said it was considering a capital reduction and preferred share issuance as part of its restructuring plan, sending stocks sliding.
Asian stocks mostly advanced on Thursday despite data showing China's factory activity at a one-year low.
Japanese electronics giant Sharp may be struggling, but the banks will keep the heavily indebted firm on life support, analysts say.
Asian equities traded mixed on Friday after a soft finish on Wall Street, but China's Shanghai Composite index outperformed with a new multi-year high.
Asia's equities joined their global peers to rise on Thursday, with China's Shanghai Composite index finishing at a fresh multi-year high.