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Asian shares were mostly higher on Friday but were off session highs by the afternoon after upbeat U.S. economic data spurred a strong risk-on rally.
Japanese shares outperformed on Thursday thanks to a weak yen while the rest of Asia fell on U.S. tapering fears.
Asian shares were mostly lower on Wednesday as a negative handover from Wall Street overshadowed remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Asian shares fell on Tuesday following a negative lead from Wall Street and caution over when the Federal Reserve might reduce its stimulus program.
Asia stocks rallied on Friday for a second straight session as investors cheered comments from Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen.
Japanese shares outperformed on Thursday as the yen weakened while the rest of Asian investors cheered dovish remarks from Fed Vice Chairman Janet Yellen.
Asian shares followed their Wall Street peers lower as talk about a scaling back of the Federal Reserve's monetary stimulus weighed on sentiment.
Asian shares rose on Tuesday following another record close on Wall Street, with focus turning to the last day of China's policy meeting.
Asian equities ended Monday mixed with emerging markets leading declines as attention turned to the Federal Reserve's stimulus program.
Asian stocks tumbled on Friday as Wall Street's sell-off overshadowed upbeat Chinese trade data ahead of the US jobs report.