Asia stocks joined Wall Street's selloff on Friday, led by declines in the energy sector, as investors fretted over slowing European growth.
Asian shares were mostly lower on Wednesday following a global rout but Shanghai bucked the trend after a week-long holiday.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Thursday following a rally in global markets amid hopes for additional monetary stimulus in China and Europe.
Asian stock markets were mostly lower on Monday following weak Chinese data while overall trading volumes were light with Japan closed for a holiday.
Wall Street's upbeat performance overnight, helped by a subside in geopolitical tensions, elevated Asian bourses to fresh closing highs on Tuesday.
Investors will be looking at data due from Japan and China in the week ahead, for further cues on the health of Asia's two largest economies.
Asian stocks rose for a second session on Tuesday on hopes that growth in the world's second-largest economy has finally stabilized.
Asian shares were mixed on Tuesday while liquidity was thin with Japanese markets shut for a public holiday.
Asian stocks ended higher on Thursday, with mainland shares outperforming, as investors shrugged off disappointing Chinese trade figures.
Japan's benchmark index extended losses on Wednesday but the rest of Asian shares rose following a recovery on Wall Street overnight.
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday with Japan's benchmark index outperforming its peers, which traded flat despite a positive global lead.
Asian shares were mostly higher on Friday but were off session highs by the afternoon after upbeat U.S. economic data spurred a strong risk-on rally.
China's broad-based reform plans got a thumbs-up from the markets, with Hong Kong and mainland shares climbing Monday, leading regional gains.
JPMorgan’s relationship with the daughter of China’s former prime minister points to its strategy for building influence in China.
China shares have enjoyed a three-month-long rally and now it's time for investors to turn selective, analysts said.
HSBC is expected to announce a near $23 billion annual profit, with cost-cutting and restructuring ahead of schedule as Europe's biggest bank seeks to consign its U.S. troubles to the past.
A move by China's Ping An Bank to ban its regional branches from approving mortgages may signal that Beijing is set to tighten controls on the property market to calm prices.
Asian stocks closed mixed on Monday after Wall Street hit a five-year high in the previous session as strong economic data buoyed sentiment.
China approved the sale of HSBC's remaining $7.4 billion stake in Ping An Insurance to a group controlled by Thailand's richest man, completing the biggest equity purchase in the country by a foreign investor.
Asian shares ended mostly lower on Thursday, paring initial gains as investors cashed in their chips following recent rallies with demand also capped by caution ahead of Chinese data on Friday.