Asian equities were subdued on Friday and the dollar wobbled ahead of the closely watched US jobs report, which could provide clues on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy outlook.
Shanghai shares crept up
Asian shares jumped on Friday and the yen swooned after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by adopting negative interest rates in its boldest step yet to reinflate the long-languishing economy.
The yen fell acro
Chinese shares fell sharply again on Wednesday after plunging in the previous session, taking losses in 2016 to nearly 25 percent or 13 trillion yuan ($2 trillion).
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index was down 3 percent in afte
Opec and non-Opec oil producers need to work together to tackle a global stocks overhang so oil prices can recover and investments in new fields begin, Opec secretary-general Abdullah Al Badri said.
Asian stocks rose on Friday after a hint of more monetary easing by the European Central Bank and a bounce in crude oil from 12-year lows helped soothe skittish markets.
Japan's Nikkei jumped 3.5 per cent t
Oil prices and global equity markets rebounded on Thursday, following a turbulent few days that wiped trillions of dollars off asset values, though it was unclear whether the vigorous selling action had come to an end.
Saudi Arabia's stock market plunged more than 6 percent early on Sunday in response to a fresh tumble of oil and global equity prices, while Egypt's market also continued to fall sharply.
The Saudi index was down 6.5 perce
Waha Capital, a leading investment company based in Abu Dhabi, has acquired 2.04 million shares in New York-listed AerCap Holdings for a total of $76.8 million, as part of an open market share purchase programme.
China guided its yuan currency stronger for a second straight session on Monday, in a move that might calm concerns about how ready Beijing is to let the currency depreciate, but added to doubts over the ultimate policy intent.
Gains by Chinese stocks, a steadier yuan and a recovery in oil prices helped calm frazzled investors on Friday, just in time for the first US payrolls report of the year.
China nudged the yuan higher for the fi