Gold prices rose to their highest in two weeks on Thursday amid a muted dollar.
Many analysts expect the Indian central bank to stay on hold, and a Reuters poll found some think it may revise its growth outlook.
Asia markets were mixed in afternoon trade as the Reserve Bank of Australia kept its cash rate unchanged.
The Australian market advanced on Monday, with major banks seeing sharp rise in share prices.
Central banks are expected to take center stage this week with investors looking for clues on the direction of monetary policy.
Investors' risk sentiment received a boost from the 209,000 jobs added stateside in July, higher than what the markets had expected.
All three Singapore banks beat or generally met earnings expectations, but shares took a hit on weakness in the oil and gas sector.
It may look like ANZ has been downsizing Asia operations with its recent asset sales, but the CEO said it's merely "tweaking our strategy."
Australia's biggest banks - the Big Four - won;t face any pressure on funding costs in the wake of a downgrade by Moody's Investors Services, a Deutsche Bank analyst says.
Singapore's second largest lender by assets OCBC said Monday its Indonesian subsidiary will start a private banking unit.
Asia markets fell on Thursday amid U.S. political turmoil as a special counsel was appointed to lead a probe of Russian election involvement.
Dow futures tumbled and equities in Asia opened lower as the yen climbed and the euro spiked amid political and legal turmoil surrounding U.S. President Donald Trump.
OCBC announced Thursday it is buying NAB's private wealth business in Singapore and Hong Kong – the latest sign of consolidation in Asia's wealth industry.
Equities in Asia traded sideways in Wednesday trade as investors digested the dramatic dismissal of FBI Director James Comey in the U.S.
Australia announced a six basis-point levy on the deposits of the country's five biggest banks in its annual budget with Treasurer Scott Morrison saying the move is to shore up federal revenues.
Markets in Asia were subdued in Tuesday trade, with investors focused on the South Korean election and Australian federal budget.
Most Asian markets lost ground on Friday as traders await the U.S. nonfarm payrolls data later and after commodity-price drops overnight.
Most Asia markets were lower on Thursday as the Fed stuck to a hawkish bent overnight and metal prices tumbled.
Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday, as Wall Street's rise was offset by disappointment with Apple earnings, as traders eyed the Fed.
The bank is putting capital to work for investors, notes ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott.