3/24, 3:10 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asia mostly lower amid positive data from Japan

Stock markets across Asia traded mostly with losses on Friday following fresh economic reports from Japan. The country saw inflation slow down unexpectedly to 3.3% in February, although core inflation rose to its highest point since January 1982. In addition, private sector activity increased at the fastest pace in nine months.

The Nikkei 225 was down by 0.12% at 3:06 am CET, and the Kospi Composite lost 0.62% at the same time. The S&P/ASX 200 fell by 0.31% a minute later, while the Shanghai Composite dropped 0.33%. Meanwhile, the Shenzhen Composite added 0.33% at 3:08 am CET, and Hang Seng increased by 0.25%.

The dollar traded 0.15% lower compared to the yen at 3:09 am CET and sold for 130.6065.

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