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Asian equity markets rose on the first trading day of June following record highs on Wall Street last week and mixed Chinese data.
Asian equities ended mostly lower on Friday as caution ahead of Chinese manufacturing data overshadowed a record finish on the S&P 500 overnight.
Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday on concerns over global bond yields and U.S. growth data.
Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday following another record high for the S&P 500 index and the prospect of fresh monetary stimulus in Europe.
Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday on the latest flare-up of tensions in the South China Sea and the prospect of further monetary easing in Europe.
Asian stocks turned mixed on Monday following a record high on the S&P 500 on Friday and a victory for Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine's election.
Asian equity markets rose on the final trading day of the week, but geopolitical risks in Thailand and Ukraine remained firmly in focus.