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4/20, 7:18 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asia-Pacific stays mixed after China, Japan economic data

Major stock markets in Asia-Pacific traded mixed on Wednesday amid the release of a new batch of economic data and the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the global markets.

Earlier, the Japanese trade deficit for the previous month was reported to be at ¥412.4 billion. At the same time, it has been indicated that Japan's exports to Russia in March decreased 31.5% in value from a year earlier. Besides, the People's Bank of China (PBoC) said it decided to maintain key interest rates unchanged in April.

Japan's Nikkei 225 grew by 0.89% at 7:16 am CET, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 increased by 0.09% at the close of the trading session. South Korea's Kospi advanced by 0.18% at 7:17 am CET.

In mainland China, at 7:01 am CET, the Shanghai Composite declined 0.20%, and the Shenzhen Composite fell 0.40%. On the other hand, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose by 0.36% at 7:17 am CET. The dollar went down by 0.24% compared to the Japanese yen at the same time, trading for ¥128.6070.

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