MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS climbed 0.6% for its second straight day of gains, paring back slightly following third-quarter gross domestic product data from China.
Shares saw further losses Monday as a spike in new coronavirus infections across the planet forced governments to impose fresh containment measures.
Fresh hopes for a virus vaccine and another round of US stimulus lifted Asian markets on Wednesday.
Asian markets stuttered again Wednesday following the previous day's sharp drop
Asian markets rallied out of the blocks Monday, with further signs of economic recovery.
The easing of lockdowns around the world and signs that economies are slowly recovering provided further impetus for Asian stocks Tuesday.
Asian equities mostly rose and the dollar extended losses Friday.
The dollar was down against most other currencies after soaring over the past week owing to massive demand for the unit from investors running to safety.