A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew went missing over the South China Sea, presumed crashed, as ships near its flight path searched for wreckage.
China declared a "red line" on North Korea on Saturday, saying that China will not permit war on the Korean peninsula.
China's exports in February tumbled 18.1 percent from a year earlier, official data on Saturday showed.
India's NSE index rose as much as 1.2 percent to a record high as foreign investors bet big in a country that was just gripped by market turmoil.
George Pearkes, analyst at Bespoke Investment Group, explains the investment strategy of short-selling over the Lent season.
Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist, Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, expects Indian equities to trade rangebound leading up to the elections.
CNBC's Julia Wood discusses a new report from Barclays, which indicated a lack of innovation to weigh on Apple for 2014. It also slashed its forecasts for smartphone sales growth in 2014.