Asia stocks rise on brightening U.S. economic prospects

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up about 0.2 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average added 0.7 percent in early trading.

Nikkei edges up to near three-month closing high

The Nikkei ended 0.1 percent higher at 15,079.37, the highest closing level since March 11.

Tokyo stocks down 0.55% by break

Tokyo stocks fell 0.55 percent Friday morning as the stronger yen dented exporters and erased early gains after another record close on Wall Street.

Tokyo stocks close 0.75% lower

Tokyo stocks fell 0.75 percent on Thursday as the stronger yen and a slump in Sony shares overshadowed data showing Japan's economy grew faster than expected in the first three months of the year.

Asian stocks subdued after Wall Street losses

Stocks got off to a lacklustre start and the dollar was on the back foot in early Asian trading on Friday after downbeat results cast a shadow over Wall Street.

Nikkei posts best year since 1972 as Abenomics drives gains

The Nikkei rose for a ninth day to end 0.7 percent higher at 16,291.31 on Monday, its longest winning streak since July 2009.

Asian shares head higher on US data ahead of Fed meet

Asian shares pushed higher on Tuesday on the back of rising U.S. manufacturing output and a jump in euro zone business activity, ahead of a key U.S. Federal Reserve policy decision later this week.

Asian shares edge lower, China PMI offers support

Asian shares edged lower and the dollar gave up some of its recent gains against the yen on Monday, as investors cautiously awaited key U.S. data this week and took heart from a decent reading on China manufacturing.

Nikkei closes in on 5-1/2 year peak as yen stumbles

A soft October durable goods report was the only dent to an otherwise upbeat set of figures.

Asian shares slip after OECD cuts global outlook

Tokyo fell 0.33 percent, or 50.48 points, to 15,076.08, Sydney lost 0.84 percent, or 45.2 points, to end at a five-week low of 5,307.7, and Seoul fell 0.71 percent, or 14.40 points, to 2,017.24.

Asian shares edge ahead, Tokyo climbs six-month peak

Asian share markets crept cautiously higher on Monday, encouraged both by the prospect of extended stimulus in the United States and real economic reform in China.

Nikkei jumps to 3-week high on Yellen remarks, Japan GDP tops market

Yellen, who is expected to take over Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, said the Fed has "more work to do" to help the economy.

Nikkei near 3-month high on Greece hopes; Elpida jumps

The benchmark Nikkei gained 0.4 percent to 8,798.25 by the midday trading break.

Nikkei hits 4-week closing low on Europe worries

Japan's Nikkei average fell to a one-month closing low on Monday after downgrades of nine European countries, including a cut in France's triple-A rating, escalated fears over the region's ability to end its debt crisis.