9/14, 4:09 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asian markets mostly higher with data in focus

Major stock exchanges in the Asia-Pacific region traded with gains on Thursday as investors digested the latest reading on the United States consumer inflation while awaiting more economic data to be released this week.

On the data front, Japan is scheduled to publish its industrial production figures, while Australia reported that its unemployment rate remained stable at 3.7% in August, with an increase in employment by nearly 65,000 people.

At 4:05 am CET, the Shenzhen Composite dipped 0.46%, while the Shanghai Composite was up 0.17%. Australian S&P/ASX 200 grew 0.28%, South Korea's Kospi surged 0.81% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.10%. Meanwhile, Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.04%.

The American dollar fell 0.20% against the Japanese yen, selling at 147.17250 a minute later.

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