Asian equities bucked the trend on Wall Street overnight and finished strongly on Friday, even as a Fed rate hike lingered on investors' minds.
Asian equities closed higher on Thursday afternoon after U.S. markets reacted positively to the release of the Fed's October meeting minutes.
Asian equities were lackluster on Thursday, with weakening commodity prices and concerns over a slower-growing China pressurizing markets.
Asian stocks fell on Monday, as investors digested a private survey which showed China's manufacturing sector remaining in a tough spot.
Asian shares traded mixed on Monday after China's gross domestic product showed the world's second-biggest economy cooled lesser than expected.
Asian shares outside China slid deeper into the red on Tuesday, after trade figures added to concerns over China's economy.
Asian stocks were mostly lower amid choppy trade on Friday, as uncertainty over the outlook of U.S monetary policy sapped investor confidence.
Asian stocks outside China skidded on Monday as the Fed's decision to keep interest rates near zero stoked concerns about global growth.
Taiwan's Hon Hai has offered to buy Sharp's struggling liquid panel display business and plans to seek funding from Apple.
Asia stocks ended mostly lower on Monday, with Shanghai significantly paring losses amid reports that Beijing will halt its market intervention.
China's benchmark Shanghai composite ended nearly 5 percent higher with gains accelerating in the final half-hour of trade.
Chinese shares led losses in Asia on Tuesday, as nerves over the yuan and a bomb explosion in Thailand sent investors scrambling for safety.
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.