South Korea's Kospi index finished flat as investors eye the fate of Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee, following a Wednesday court hearing.
Japanese auto parts maker Takata took a major step toward putting its airbag scandal behind it on Friday, the NYT reports.
Asia shares traded mixed on Tuesday, with Japanese stocks under pressure from a relatively stronger yen.
Samsung shares slumped on Monday after news that a South Korean special prosecutor will seek an arrest warrant for the Samsung Group chief.
Nearly 70 percent of the world's most innovative companies in 2016 were American, according to a new survey of global executives released on Thursday.
Judges praised Chevrolet's mid-priced all-electric sedan with its long-range battery, NBC News reports.
The Japanese automaker said it has been part of the "cultural fabric in the U.S. for nearly 60 years," NBC News reports.
Japanese automakers came under pressure, selling off more than 1 percent each after President-elect Donald Trump rebuked Toyota on Twitter.
Toyota shares dropped by as much as 3.1 percent in early trade.
The presidents of Toyota Motor and Honda Motor said they have no immediate plans to curb production in Mexico.
Japanese shares jumped more than 2 percent on Wednesday as recent surveys suggest global manufacturing sectors might be seeing a strong turnaround.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day, including General Electric, ConocoPhillips and more.
The "Fast Money" traders debated how to buy into the autonomous vehicle space after Honda announced it's discussing collaboration with Alphabet's Waymo.
Honda will initially provide vehicles modified to accommodate Waymo's self-driving technology which would join Waymo's existing fleet.
Asian markets were mostly lower on Thursday as the dollar strengthened sharply and investors digest the Fed's first rate hike in 2016.
Asia markets traded mixed as traders looked ahead to key global events including an OPEC meeting and the U.S. nonfarm payroll report.
U.S. stocks may be charging higher since the presidential election, but some analysts see more opportunity in the Japanese markets.
Asia markets trade mixed in cautious trade after Dow, S&P 500 post records.
The Japanese benchmark index finished at a nearly 11-month high as shares received a boost from a weaker yen.
The report said it could help Takata find a financial backer for its parts-supply operation.