Nyshka Chandran writes the Asia-Pacific stock market updates for CNBC.com. She previously worked as a content writer in Toronto after graduating from the University of Toronto, where she majored in Political Science.
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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.
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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.
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Asian equity markets stabilized on Tuesday following two straight sessions of sharp losses but caution prevailed ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting.
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