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Asian stocks outside of Shanghai declined on Friday amid caution ahead of a key U.S. jobs report.
Trading in Asia was cautious on Thursday with central bank decisions in Japan and Europe in focus.
Asian equities finished mostly higher on Wednesday following stronger-than-expected economic data from China and Australia.
Asian equity markets were mostly higher on Tuesday with Shanghai and Japanese shares leading the gains despite the absence of a U.S. lead.
Asian stock markets rose on Monday as a positive handover from Wall Street offset disappointing Chinese factory activity data.