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The Japanese yen surged and the Nikkei tumbled on Thursday after the Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady as was widely expected.
Chinese markets rose on Wednesday despite MSCI delaying inclusion of mainland shares in a key index, while other Asia markets retraced losses.
China's stimulus is still coming through to stabilize growth momentum but underlying downwards pressure remain, says UBS Investment Bank's Tao Wang.
Commerzbank's Hao Zhou says China's inflation rates are still fairly soft and expects China's central bank to maintain an easing bias.
OCBC forecasts a weaker Chinese currency by year-end, saying that China's move to a basket-valuation has worked.
China's basket currency system provides greater communication to the market about where the yuan is heading, explains OCBC economist Tommy Xie.
Analysts at the firm say they have a bearish view on the yuan due to a 'weak link' in the mainland's currency management strategy.
Goldman Sachs blames its change in sentiment on a "weak link" in mainland China's currency management strategy.
News that Beijing will lift curbs on investments in service sectors, including e-commerce, logistics and accounting, is positive but won't be a game-changer, explains Adrian Mowat of J.P. Morgan.
Profits of China's industrial firms in April rose 4.2% from the same period last year to 502 billion yuan, the statistics bureau said on Friday.
Across Asian markets, the energy plays rose as oil hit the $50-a-barrel mark for the first time since November, but broader markets were mixed.
Increased defaults in China's corporate bond market - generally viewed as a positive - could send investors running for the hills, analysts warned.
The People's Bank of China cheapens the currency to its lowest level since 2011 as the dollar climbs.
Asia markets mostly closed higher on Wednesday, with Hong Kong leading gains and several major indexes advancing more than 1 percent each.
Leaked minutes from the central bank show China has stepped back from its commitment to liberalize the yuan, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
China's investment, factory output and retail sales all grew more slowly than expected in April, data showed Saturday.
The People's Bank of China, in a question and answer posted on its website on Saturday, attributed the slide to seasonal and technical factors.
Markets in Asia retreated further on Friday, with Japanese stocks coming under pressure from fresh strength in the yen against the dollar.
China's foreign exchange reserves rose in April to $3.22 trillion, central bank data showed on Saturday, marking a second monthly rise this year.
The China Caixin services PMI came in at 51.8 for April, continuing to show expansion, but marking a moderation from March's 52.2.