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Asian shares were mostly higher on Monday as traders closed out of positions before the end of the quarter.
There's plenty to chew over in Asia this week including policy decisions in Australia and India, Chinese factory activity and a hike in Japan's sales tax.
Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Friday as growing hopes of policy easing in China offset a weak lead from Wall Street.
Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as investors fretted about tougher sanctions against Russia.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Wednesday, rebounding after the previous day's losses, on hopes of fresh stimulus measures in Europe and China.
Asian stock markets closed mostly lower on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street overnight and as investors fretted over Ukraine and China.
Asian stocks rose on Monday after weak Chinese data raised hopes of fresh monetary stimulus.
Asian equity markets rebounded on Friday after better than expected U.S data restored confidence in the economic recovery.
The Australian dollar has remained surprisingly stable this week but analysts are divided over whether this stability will last.
Asian stocks declined on Thursday after Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested interest rate hikes could happen sooner than expected.