Asia markets finished mixed on the final trading day of the week, with major indexes in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong eking out weekly gains.
Most major Asian markets advanced on Thursday, but Chinese stocks fell behind their regional peers and extended losses from the previous session.
Asian markets retraced much of their early gains on Wednesday afternoon, with Chinese mainland markets dropping particularly sharply.
Most Asian markets gained on Tuesday, led by Japan, as oil prices steadied after Monday's drop on producers' failure to reach an output-freeze deal.
U.S. oil prices pared losses after a workers' strike in Kuwait slashed the country's oil output by more than half.
Asia markets were mixed in the final trading day of the week, following the release of China's GDP numbers for the first quarter of 2016.
Asia markets closed higher on Thursday, with the Japanese benchmark index leading gains across the region on the back of a weaker yen.
Most major Asia markets ended higher Tuesday, shrugging off after a lower finish in U.S. equities overnight ahead of earnings season.
Asia markets ended mixed on Friday, with the Nikkei 225 reversing losses to trade up over 1 percent on the back of a relatively weaker yen.
Most Asian markets rose on Thursday, with Japan's benchmark index snapping a seven-day losing streak despite fresh strength in the yen.
Asia markets wavered between positive and negative on Wednesday, ending mixed despite an oil-price rise and a pick-up in China's services sector.
Asia markets ended mostly lower on Tuesday, with Japanese shares losing ground on the back of a stronger yen.
Asia markets ended mixed on Thursday, with some partially retracing advances following Federal Reserve chair Yellen's dovish remarks earlier this week.
Most Asian markets advanced after remarks from Fed chair Yellen assuaged concerns about a near-term interest rate hike, but Japan's shares retreated.
Most Asian markets were lower Tuesday ahead of key U.S. data, amid continued concern over whether the Fed might hike interest rates at its April meeting.
Asia markets were mixed on Monday after most were shut for Good Friday, with a weaker yen helping to bolster Japan shares.
Asia markets closed mostly higher Friday as a weaker yen provided support for Japan's shares amid persistent concerns over a potential April Fed hike.
Asia markets ended lower Thursday, amid fresh declines in oil prices and concerns the U.S. Federal Reserve may hike interest rates sooner than expected.
Asia markets were mixed on Tuesday, with the Nikkei up 2 percent and Shanghai down 0.2 percent, after U.S. equities squeezed out gains overnight.
Asia markets were mixed Monday, with some analysts predicting a quiet week, in the absence of major economic data from the U.S. and China.