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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.
Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday due to caution over the Federal Reserve's policy meeting and the health of China's property market.
Asian equity markets rose on Tuesday, stabilizing after recent volatility, as the implementation of sanctions on Russia lifted global risk appetite.
Asian stocks started the week mixed as concerns escalate over Ukraine after exit polls from a weekend referendum showed Crimea voting to join Russia.
Japan's Nikkei fell on Wednesday while other Asian shares were cautious before the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting.
Japan's benchmark index rallied to a near three-week high on Tuesday following the Bank of Japan's monetary policy announcement.