Chinese shares led gains in Asia on Monday, touching a five-year high on rising stimulus bets.
Fears that an interest rate hike in the United States is imminent drove Asian stock markets outside Shanghai lower on Monday.
Asian shares largely rose on Friday, supported by a stronger close on Wall Street overnight, with Japanese and South Korean markets scaling fresh highs.
Indian shares led gains in Asia Wednesday after a surprise rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India, while the rest of the region traded mixed.
Australian shares fell below the flatline on Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) surprised most market watchers by holding back on further easing.
Sharp is preparing to seek aid from its two main lenders, as it expects impairment losses from unprofitable businesses to mount this year.
Long-forgotten flip phones, a fad more than a decade ago, are making a curious comeback in Japan, a country known for its cutting-edge technology.
Asian stocks traded mixed on Monday, as a weak trade report from China over the weekend, along with a selloff in U.S. shares, depressed sentiment.
Asian stock markets outside Shanghai joined the global rally on Wednesday, shrugging off a slip in crude oil prices in early trading.
Asian stocks traded mixed on Tuesday, as a rebound in crude oil prices brought mixed blessings, while speculation that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will cut rates today continued to buoy Australian equities.
Asia's central banks will likely hog the market spotlight this week, while earnings season continues in Japan.
Panasonic Corp has stopped making TVs in China and plans to liquidate its joint venture in Shandong due to strong pricing pressure, a company source said on Saturday.
Asian stocks outside of Shanghai erased losses to end higher on Wednesday, but the mood was cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
Equity markets in Asia raked in gains on Wednesday, with the exception of Tokyo, bolstered by stimulus bets on the European Central Bank.
Asian stock markets traded higher late Tuesday, with sentiment supported by China's fourth quarter gross domestic product which beat expectations.
Chinese shares tumbled on Monday due to a sharp selloff in the financial and property sectors, while Wall Street's lead boosted the rest of Asia.
Sharp said its new 4K TV lineup will offer the highest resolution TV available in 2015.
Asian indices were mostly lower on Wednesday as sluggish economic data from China spooked markets that were already under strain from political uncertainty in Greece and a rout in oil prices.
Wednesday's trading session saw a mixed picture in Asia, with Tokyo shares stealing the limelight to finish at a 7-year high.
Mounting anxiety over global growth and the spread of Ebola dragged Asian bourses lower on Thursday.