Asian stocks ended higher on Monday, following the gains observed on Wall Street after the released U.S. jobs report on Friday topped expectations and eased trade-related concerns.
Following a meeting with a senior diplomat from Pyongyang, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that a planned summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un will proceed as originally scheduled on June 12 in Singapore.
Cryptocurrencies dipped lower on Friday, with Bitcoin falling to a one-week low as the bear market returns.
Cryptocurrency prices traded higher on Friday morning in Asia despite potential regulations worldwide. Spanish lawmakers gave unanimous support to regulate blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, and an IMF official also called for regulation.
U.S. President Donald Trump told Canada and the European Union on Friday to do more to bring down their trade surpluses, a day after hitting the two U.S. allies and Mexico with import tariffs on their steel and aluminium.