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Asian markets ended mixed on Friday as investors stayed cautious ahead of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.
Asian markets closed mixed on Wednesday following a broad commodities selloff but losses were limited as stronger-than expected U.S. factory data lent support.
Japanese stocks led Asian equities higher on Tuesday, climbing to their highest since May, with investors betting the improving U.S. recovery may be reflected in jobs data later in the week.
The "Fast Money" traders bet 2011 will be a big year for M&A.