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Asian equities rose on Tuesday but trade was subdued as investors awaited a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
Asian stock markets rose on Monday following last week's rally on Wall Street as investors brushed off a worse-than-expected U.S. jobs report.
Japanese equities led the gains in Asia on the final trading day of the week on optimism ahead of January's U.S. jobs report.
Japanese shares reversed gains on Thursday amid caution over earnings while the rest of Asian equities ended higher on bargain hunting.
Asian equity markets suffered heavy losses on Tuesday after weak economic data sparked fears of a slowing U.S. economy.
Asian equities kicked off February on weak footing after Chinese factory growth slumped to a six-month low in January.
Japanese shares fell on the final trading day of the month while the rest of Asia was little changed despite a rally on Wall Street overnight .
Asian stocks suffered heavy losses on Thursday amid signs of a contraction in China and following the Fed;s decision to continue reducing stimulus.
Recent market chaos may have sparked a rate-hike trend among emerging markets, but this nation could buck the trend and stay pat for all of 2014.