Japan's Nikkei jumped 1.1 percent, its biggest one-day gain in more than two weeks, while Australian stocks advanced 0.9 percent.
In the full-year of 2016, Germany's gross domestic product expanded by 1.9 percent, the strongest rate in five years
During the same period, Bajaj Auto saw its export volumes decline by 18 per cent y-o-y to 11,25,755 units, while Hero MotoCorp registered 16 per cent y-o-y fall in export.
Investors are awaiting the vote on the Republican healthcare plan
Investments by World Bank's private financing arm violate its own guidelines on environmental and social conditions, the report said
The dollar index edged down 0.1 percent to 100.25, plumbing its lowest level since Feb. 9 and down 1 percent for the week
The government started dismantling capital controls last year by easing restrictions for local residents in a nation of only around 330,000 people.
The dollar index against a group of major currencies was up 0.1 percent at 101.410, adding to modest gains made the previous day.
With a US rate hike already priced in market expectations, investors are focused on Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech after the two-day meeting
Projects are being held up by unforeseen delays for feasibility studies, bidding, procurement and changes to key officials, officials say.
HNA purchased a 3.04 percent stake in the German lender last month, making it the bank's third-biggest shareholder after Qatar, which has close to 10 percent of stock, and BlackRock , which owns 6.1 percent.
State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) attributed the rebound to the increased value of forex reserves' investment.
Some analysts say the dollar would not see a further rally unless Trump announces detailed economic policies.
Australia's A$1.6 trillion economic output climbed 1.1 percent in the fourth quarter, handily outpacing forecasts.
North Korea fired four ballistic missiles, three of which landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone
The capital raising will allow Deutsche Bank to strengthen its balance sheet and free up funds for strategic investments after years of restructuring, a move welcomed by one investor on Saturday
The 1.7 trillion dollars annual climate-adjusted estimate is more than double the 750 billion dollars that ADB estimated in 2009.
Janet Yellen is also scheduled to deliver a speech on economic outlook on Friday.
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said Wednesday that the required two-thirds of member states have ratified the accord.
Le Pen is expected to win in the first round, in April, and investors are concerned about her anti-euro stance, among other factors.
The People's Bank of China sets the yuan's midpoint to the US dollar based on the previous day's 4:30 pm closing price, while also taking into account changes in its trade-weighted basket.
Both countries can cooperate in developing and introduction of climate smart fishing techniques to increase the export of marine products.
The pound has been stuck in a 3-cent range for a month absent dramatic developments in the government's move towards launching Brexit talks next month.
The dollar has struggled since Donald Trump's election, due at least in part to concerns over his protectionist views and signs he may favour a weaker currency.
The 46 billion yuan (USD 6.7 billion) plant proposed by aluminum producer Zhongwang Holdings would create more than 30,000 jobs.
. Consumer prices increased by 1.8 percent compared with a year earlier, picking up from 1.6 percent in December, and prices paid by factories jumped by more than 20 percent
Shandong Wonfull Petrochemical Group bought about 2 million barrels of Urals crude for delivery in February and May, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Toshiba shares slumped 2.0 percent as investors wait on its earnings at 0300 GMT.
The yuan opened at 6.8910 per dollar and was changing hands at 6.8849 at midday, 74 pips weaker than the previous late session close but 0.07 percent firmer than the midpoint.
Greenpeace estimated there was a net capacity increase of 36.5 million tonnes in 2016.
The euro was down 0.1 percent at $1.0678, edging back towards a one-week low of $1.0640 reached on Wednesday on heightened European political woes.
Traders said a stronger dollar quickly attracted companies to sell their holdings of the currency.
The dollar fell 0.2 percent against 112.20 yen in Asian trade, after edging up to 112.54 yen earlier while investors awaited a meeting between U.S.-Japan leaders.
In order to "keep liquidity basically stable in the banking system", the central bank decided to skip the reverse repurchase agreement operations on Tuesday
Goldman had taken the unusual step of counter-suing the retail-to-property businessman - Benny Tjokrosaputro - in a Jakarta court claiming reputational damage
Traders said that investors have become risk averse, with global shares falling overnight on political and economic uncertainties, while a fall in oil prices soured the mood.