CNBC takes a look which Asian stock indexes rose and fell so far this year in a low growth, volatile environment.
Instead of a V-shaped recovery, stability is the order of the day as structural reforms depend on this, says Helen Zhu, head of China equities at Blackrock.
Rumblings from China's State Council have indicated more policy loosening was on the way on the mainland, Goldman Sachs said.
Moody's is raising the red flag on the Chinese banking sector as small and mid-size banks increasingly rely on wholesale funding.
Asia markets traded mixed on Friday, after most local markets remained near-unchanged this week ahead of a speech by the Fed chair.
To push banks to lend for longer periods of time, the Chinese central bank used 14-day reverse repos for the first time since February.
There are certain Chinese sectors that are seeing a concentration of inflows, notes BNP Paribas Investment Partners' Arthur Kwong.
Moody's Investors Service raised its forecasts for China's economic growth in the wake of "significant" fiscal and monetary stimulus policies.
China home price growth sped up in July, but it may not be able to keep up the pace.
China has a "significant problem" from its gigantic debt load, and its reform options may worsen it, said the ex-chief of the IMF's China division.
Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes Investment Management and banking standards board member, shares his view on whether the People's Bank of China will act.
The murky balance sheets of China's banks have long spurred fears of an impending crisis, but the clean-up may already be proceeding apace, UBS said.
China's July industrial production came in a tad below forecasts, growing 6.0 percent on-year, in another sign the mainland's economy is slowing.
A shift in China's economy from manufacturing to services-driven growth won't hurt resource-heavy Australia, according to experts.
Asia markets traded mixed on Thursday, with sentiment likely driven by the drop in oil prices.
UBS' Wayne Gordon expects dollar/yuan to head to 6.8 by the year end, as the U.S. economy continues to strengthen and Fed hike expectations increase.
JPMorgan's James Sullivan explains that Asian emerging markets are set to outperform as global growth and risk assets turn a corner.
China's yuan issues arise from it attempts to reconcile with the G20 edict that markets should determine currency value, says BBH's Marc Chandler.
A year ago, China rattled markets as policy changes decked the yuan. Now, the renminbi looks set to slide, but markets aren't panicking.
Producer prices in China fell at their softest pace in two years in July, offering some comfort to the country's manufacturers.