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8/19, 7:22 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asia-Pacific trades mixed following economic data

Major Asian-Pacific stock markets traded mixed on Friday following the economic data published during the day in Japan. Earlier, the Statistics Bureau of Japan published its latest report, stating that inflation in the country climbed to 2.6% in July.

Besides Japan, market participants also received news on China and North Korea. The Cyberspace Administration of China said that today's digital economy "faces significant challenges," while Kim Yo-jong rejected South Korea's proposal of economic support in exchange for denuclearization.

Japan's Nikkei 225 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 stood flat at 7:15 am CET, while South Korea's Kospi decreased by 0.52% at 7:17 am CET. In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite declined 0.06% a minute later, and at the same time, the Shenzhen Composite fell 0.33%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose by 0.33% at 7:18 am CET.

The dollar went up by 0.30% compared to the Japanese yen at 7:14 am CET, trading for ¥136.28850.

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