Greece's stunning return to the bond market buoyed European fixed income assets on Thursday.
A three-day sell-off in world stocks slowed Tuesday, with the U.S. earnings season about to start.
Japanese shares were slugged by a combination of a higher yen and a selloff in the tech sector.
Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Thursday as upbeat U.S. data underpinned risk appetite.
Asian stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index heading for its fourth straight daily gain.
Asian stocks rose after U.S. consumer confidence climbed to a six-year high.
Manufacturing activity raised hopes Beijing will unveil fresh monetary stimulus to combat slowing growth.
Asian markets found their footing on Friday after Wall Street shook off concerns about Federal Reserve policy.
Investors wrestled with the risk that U.S. interest rates could rise sooner than previously thought.
Asian shares rose as the threat of immediate military conflict in Ukraine receded.
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