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Asian equity markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after the S&P 500 index closed above the 2,000 mark for the first time ever.
Asian equity markets were mostly lower on Tuesday as tensions over Ukraine took the shine off Wall Street's overnight gains.
Asian stocks were mostly lower on Friday after the U.S. authorized targeted airstrikes on Iraq but strong Chinese data helped to boost sentiment.
Asian equities ended mostly lower on Thursday ahead of a raft of global central bank meetings.
Asian equities followed their U.S. peers lower on Wednesday on worries that Russia-Ukraine tensions could escalate into a military conflict.