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4/30, 4:44 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asia-Pacific trades lower with data in focus

Major stock markets in the Asia-Pacific region traded lower on Friday following the release of several economic reports earlier in the day. Tokyo saw a drop in consumer prices, Japan observed mixed performance in industrial production, and China experienced a slowdown in its manufacturing activity. Meanwhile, South Korea decided to extend the restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 for another three weeks.

The Nikkei 225 went down by 0.50% at 4:35 am CET as the dollar lost 0.14% to the yen to sell for ¥108.7755 at 4:40 am CET. South Korea's Kospi dropped by 0.54% at 4:41 am CET. At the same time, Australia's S&P/ASX fell by 0.61%.

In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite declined by 0.71% at 4:28 am CET. At the same moment, the Shenzhen Composite decreased by 0.26%. Meanwhile, Hong Kong's Hang Seng sank by 1.48% at 4:44 am CET.

Breaking the News / JR