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Asian stocks bounced between gains and losses in volatile trade on Tuesday amid fears of a possible confrontation with Syria and as emerging markets were sharply sold-off.
South Korea is ready to tackle the potential fallout from a winding down of U.S. monetary stimulus and would embrace tightening measures if necessary, the nation's deputy prime minister told CNBC.
China stocks outperformed Asian equity markets on Monday on economic optimism while sentiment in other Asian shares rose after weak U.S. data soothed fears that the Federal Reserve would reduce its stimulus program anytime soon.
Asian stocks closed mostly higher on Friday, tracking gains in global equity markets as upbeat manufacturing data offset fears about a reduction in U.S. monetary stimulus but Chinese shares bucked the trend ahead of earnings results next week.
Asian stocks tracked declines in global equity markets on Thursday on fears over a looming withdrawal of U.S. stimulus but a better-than-expected manufacturing report in the mainland helped pare earlier losses.
Asian equity markets tracked Wall Street's fall on Tuesday on concerns when the Federal Reserve might start to pare back its asset purchases.
Asian stocks kicked off the week on a mixed note with China and Japan leading gains but pessimism over Wall Street's losing streak and rising U.S. yields weighed on sentiment.
China's benchmark index reversed course for a second time on Friday to close down 0.6 percent following an earlier spike of 5.6 percent that propelled the index to two-and-a-half-month highs.