Japan's Nikkei 225 index closed down 0.2 percent to 9,002.24 while South Korea's Kospi rose 0.5 percent to 2,014.62. Hong Kong's Hang Seng slipped marginally to 20,010.01
Oil markets rallied as news filtered through of the agreement in Athens, which should help ease concerns about the immediate prospect of a Greek default — benchmark oil for March delivery was up 97 cents to $99.69 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
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