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Asian stocks were mostly lower on Friday after the U.S. authorized targeted airstrikes on Iraq but strong Chinese data helped to boost sentiment.
Asian equities ended mostly lower on Thursday ahead of a raft of global central bank meetings.
Asian equities followed their U.S. peers lower on Wednesday on worries that Russia-Ukraine tensions could escalate into a military conflict.
Asian equities declined on Tuesday following disappointing economic data from China while central bank meetings in India and Australia were in focus.
Asian equity markets were mixed on Monday due to geopolitical tensions and weak economic data from the world's two largest economies.