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Japan's benchmark index rallied to a near three-week high on Tuesday following the Bank of Japan's monetary policy announcement.
Asian equity markets ended lower on Thursday due to profit-taking and as investors focused on regional earnings reports.
Asian stocks gained on Wednesday after Janet Yellen reassured Wall Street that the Fed would continue to provide monetary stimulus.
Asian stock markets rose on Monday following last week's rally on Wall Street as investors brushed off a worse-than-expected U.S. jobs report.
Japanese shares reversed gains on Thursday amid caution over earnings while the rest of Asian equities ended higher on bargain hunting.
Asian equities kicked off February on weak footing after Chinese factory growth slumped to a six-month low in January.
Asian equity markets stabilized on Tuesday following two straight sessions of sharp losses but caution prevailed ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting.
Asian equities kicked off the week with sharp losses as fears over emerging markets continued to spook investors.
Asian equities were mixed on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan's policy decision.
Softbank Corp has entered direct talks with Deutsche Telekom, Bloomberg reported on Sunday.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Tuesday with Japan's benchmark index as the region's top loser following a sell-off on Wall Street overnight.
The SAC brand starts 2014 severely sullied, but that negative reputation hasn't stopped recent alums of the firm from raising piles of cash.
Sprint on Tuesday unveiled a new option called "framily" plans that give up to 10 family members or friends discounts if they sign up as a group.
Deutsche Telekom's new Chief Executive Tim Hoettges takes office on Wednesday.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange finished the trading year Monday with its best gains for over 40 years.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Asian markets were mixed on Thursday with the Nikkei at fresh six-year highs while mainland shares were dragged down by steep losses in financials.
SoftBank is in final stage talks with T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom about acquiring the wireless carrier, the Nikkei news service reported.
Stocks in Japan and China rose in holiday-thinned trading on Wednesday following a positive lead from Wall Street.
More firms are inviting hedge fund managers with activist ideas of returning capital and business spin-offs to join company boards, the FT reports.