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Asian stocks were mixed on Friday, as focus turned to the release of U.S. jobs data for clues on when the Fed could cut back its stimulus program.
Indian shares outperformed on Thursday while the rest of region declined on uncertainty over when the Federal Reserve may taper its stimulus program.
Asian equity markets were mixed on Wednesday with Japan leading losses on profit-taking while Chinese shares rallied on news of financial reforms.
Japan's Nikkei rose to a new six-month peak on Tuesday thanks to supportive comments from the Bank of Japan.
Mainland shares pared losses on Monday following a volatile session that saw it drop 1.6 percent on fears over reforms in the IPO market.
Asian equity markets were mostly lower on Friday as investors engaged in profit-taking in the absence of a lead from Wall Street.
Asian equity markets followed their Wall Street counterparts higher on Thursday, led by a near 2 percent rally in Japanese shares.
Chinese shares outperformed on Wednesday while the rest of Asian shares fell on profit-taking and rising political tensions in the region.
Asian shares were mixed in rangebound trade on Tuesday as investors await new catalysts to direct sentiment.
Asian shares kicked off the week higher after a historic deal over Iran's nuclear program bolstered risk appetite.