Asian markets traded mostly down on Thursday as investors digested remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and oil remained volatile.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index, which resumed trading today after being shut from Monday through Wednesday for the Lunar New Year holiday, opened down 4.2 percent before retracing some losses trade down 3.82 percent.
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