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Asian equity markets ended mixed on Thursday following gains in the morning session as attention turned to the region's earnings season.
Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday as profit-taking offset a positive lead from Wall Street overnight.
Asian equity markets rose on Tuesday as geopolitical concerns in eastern Ukraine and the Gaza strip eased.
Asian stocks ended Monday mostly lower due to ongoing geopolitical tensions while volumes were light with Japan shut for a public holiday.
Indonesian markets rallied ahead of the expected announcement of the country's new leader on Tuesday as investors shrugged off warnings of alleged cheating.
Asian stocks were mostly lower on Friday after the crash of a passenger plane in Ukraine and an offensive in Gaza sparked geopolitical tensions.
Asian equities ended mostly lower on Thursday as profit-taking offset a record close on Wall Street overnight.
Mixed martial arts is still relatively new to Asia but as demand for the sport booms, businesses are betting on a strong future.