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Asian equity markets started the week mixed, with Hong Kong stocks tumbling on the back of intensifying protests.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Friday after Wall Street suffered its worst day in nearly two months.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Thursday following a rally in global markets amid hopes for additional monetary stimulus in China and Europe.
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday amid concerns about global growth and renewed unrest in the Middle East.
Asian stocks ended mixed on Tuesday following Chinese factory data but trade was quiet with Japan shut for the Autumnal Equinox holiday.