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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.
Elections in India and Indonesia, alongside key economic data from China are likely to be the key events for Asia this week.
Asian equity markets ended mixed on Friday with investors hesitant to make bets ahead of the U.S. non-farm payrolls report.
Asian stocks ended mixed on Thursday following mini-stimulus measures from China and positive U.S. data.
Asian shares rose on Wednesday after Wall Street shares posted a three-day winning streak on the back of strong data.
Asian shares were mixed in cautious trade on Tuesday following mixed reports on China's manufacturing sector.
Asian shares were mostly higher on Monday as traders closed out of positions before the end of the quarter.