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Asia-Pacific trades mixed with economy in focus

Major stock market indexes in the Asia-Pacific region traded mixed on Thursday after Japan observed a monthly decline of 7.2% in industrial production in May. Meanwhile, China posted its newest results in manufacturing, with the figure rising month-on-month. Earlier, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) described China as a threat but later noted Beijing is not the alliance's adversary.

Japan's Nikkei 225 went down by 1.39% at 7:17 am CET as the dollar lost 0.12% to the yen to sell for ¥136.4240. South Korea's Kospi dropped by 1.16% at 7:18 am CET. At the same time, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 declined by 1.03%.

In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite advanced by 1.47% at 7:04 am CET. At that minute, the Shenzhen Composite rose by 1.91%. Meanwhile, Hong Kong's Hang Seng increased by 0.27% at 7:20 am CET.

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