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Chinese shares outperformed on Monday as investors cheered the latest market reforms while geopolitical tensions weighed on the rest of region.
Asian stocks were mixed on Friday following a subdued Chinese inflation report and as traders kept a close eye on developments in eastern Ukraine.
Asian shares rebounded on Thursday following the previous day's sharp sell-off as investors await trade figures from China.
Asian equities were sharply sold off on Wednesday on mounting concerns that Ukraine was on the brink of a civil war.
Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday in holiday-thinned trade with markets in South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan shut.
Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Monday but trading volumes were thin with Japanese and South Korean markets shut for holidays.