China has revised the 2013 GDP figures by 3.4% to 58.8 trillion yuan, but said the revision will not affect economic growth this year.
After a ho-hum performance for most of 2014, analysts believe that Japan's Nikkei 225 will see better days in the year ahead.
Shares of electric car maker BYD rebounded on Friday, after management sought to reassure investors that operations were continuing as normal.
The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady, as expected, but raised its economic assessment, citing signs of an export pickup.
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The mainland's number 5 carmaker BAIC saw a tepid debut on the Hong Kong markets on Friday. CNBC's Emily Tan reports.
Juerg Kiener, MD and CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, explains when there could be a supply response to the ongoing slump in oil prices.
Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory for South Asia at LGT Bank, says there are contagion risks as the collapse in oil prices makes financing more of an issue for emerging Asia.