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Asian equities kicked off the week with sharp losses as fears over emerging markets continued to spook investors.
Asian equities were mixed on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan's policy decision.
Trade in Asian equity markets was subdued on Friday after underwhelming U.S. earnings results pulled the plug on Wall Street's two-day rally.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Thursday but Japanese shares fell on a bout of profit-taking.
Asian stocks enjoyed a strong rebound on Wednesday as investors cheered a brightening picture of the global economy, but Chinese shares underperformed.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Tuesday with Japan's benchmark index as the region's top loser following a sell-off on Wall Street overnight.
Asian stocks were mixed on Monday as investors reacted to last week's dismal U.S. payrolls report, while volumes were thin with Japan shut.
Asian equity markets ended mixed on Friday following a weak trade report from China and as caution prevailed ahead of the U.S. jobs report.