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Asian equity markets ended mostly higher on Wednesday following a better than expected growth report from the world's second biggest economy.
It's election year for major emerging market economies and political risk falls at a time when investors are assessing just what an unwinding of U.S. monetary stimulus means for the developing world.
Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday after data showed money supply in the world's second largest economy grew its weakest pace in more than decade.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Monday following declines on Wall Street and as tensions between Ukraine and Russia weighed on sentiment.
Asian stocks took a hit on Friday after losses on Wall Street overshadowed benign Chinese data.
Asian stocks ended higher on Thursday, with mainland shares outperforming, as investors shrugged off disappointing Chinese trade figures.
Japan's benchmark index extended losses on Wednesday but the rest of Asian shares rose following a recovery on Wall Street overnight.
Asian equity markets were mixed on Tuesday with Chinese shares outperforming but sentiment remained shaky following a global stock selloff overnight.
Asian stocks kicked off the week lower after heavy losses on Wall Street at the end of last week.