Mainland markets were the biggest losers in the region on Thursday, as fears over tighter requirements on margin financing ignited risk-off sentiment.
Oil prices fell earlier to their lowest levels in a month as the dollar resumed a 10-day rally.
U.S. stocks closed higher, recovering from Tuesday's selloff, as Greece news cheered investors amid a slight pause in the dollar and yield climb.
U.S. stock markets looked set for a flat to slightly lower open on Friday, as investors digested the second read on first quarter growth amid pressure on European shares from continued uncertainty over Greece.
Gold was little changed on Thursday as the impact of a steadier dollar was counteracted by lower European equities.
The dollar climbed to a 12-1/2-year high against the yen as investors bet that U.S. interest rates will rise later this year.
Bond yields gave up earlier gains on Wednesday after the Treasury Department sold five-year notes at the highest yield for such an offering this year.
U.S. stock index futures traded lower on Thursday, as hopes faded that a rescue-for-reforms deal for crisis-struck Greece was nearing.
European stock markets ended sharply higher Wednesday after hints that Greece may have edge closer to finalizing a deal with its euro zone creditors.
The dollar rose against most major currencies on Wednesday, hitting an eight-year peak against the yen.
Equity markets in Shanghai and Japan outperformed the region with marginal gains on Wednesday.
A resurgent dollar weighed on crude ahead of inventory data expected to show whether fuel demand was accelerating.
Gold steadied on Wednesday off the previous session's two-week low as the dollar retreated after its biggest daily rise in two years.
U.S. stocks closed about 1 percent lower as investors eyed renewed strength in the dollar and data that could strengthen the case for a rate hike.
Bond yields tumbled on Tuesday after the US government's auction of 2-year Treasury notes drew average demand.
Europe markets extended losses to close lower Tuesday, following U.S. stocks into negative territory with investors reacting to corporate earnings and Greece concerns.
Asian shares largely rise, with markets in China and Tokyo clinching fresh multi-year highs, despite an absence of fresh cues offshore.
European equities closed lower on Monday amid low volumes, with a number of markets shut for the holiday weekend.
Oil fell below $64 a barrel, pressured by the possibility U.S. shale oil producers could increase drilling and by a stronger dollar.
Stock markets in Asia mostly rise on Monday, with Tokyo and Shanghai scoring fresh multi-year highs.
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