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Asian equity markets were mostly lower on Thursday after China's annual consumer inflation hit a seven-month low in December.
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday with Japan's benchmark index outperforming its peers, which traded flat despite a positive global lead.
Asian stocks ended mixed on Tuesday as weak U.S. economic data and caution ahead of this week's key risk events weighed on sentiment.
Chinese shares fell sharply on Monday after a report on the mainland's services sector, while profit-taking saw the Nikkei fall below 16,000 points.
Asian shares followed their U.S. peers lower on Friday despite upbeat global economic data as profit-taking sets in amid low trading volumes.
Asian equity markets were mixed on the first trading day of the year while liquidity levels were low due to the holiday period.