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Asian stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's two-day testimony later in the day.
Asian stocks started the week with gains on Monday as fears about Portugal's banking sector receded and as attention turned to corporate earnings.
Asian stocks were mixed on Friday on fears that issues at Portugal's biggest bank could hurt European periphery markets.
Asian equities ended mixed on Thursday following weak trade data from China and minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting.
Asian equities extended losses into a third session on Wednesday following a selloff on Wall Street overnight and steady Chinese inflation data.