9/14, 7:15 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asia mixed, Nikkei surges almost 1.5%

Major Asia-Pacific stock exchanges traded mixed on Thursday after Japan released its latest data on industrial production. Investors continued to assess the most recent inflation figures from the United States as well. Meanwhile, Japan's newly-appointed Economy Minister Yoshitaka Shindo promised to utilize "all possible policies" to support the economy. In politics, the European Union opened an anti-subsidy probe into electric vehicles from China.

In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite was flat at 7:11 am CET, while the Shenzhen Composite lost 0.58% a minute later. At 7:13 am CET, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng declined 0.23%, South Korea's Kospi Composite jumped 1% at the same time.

Australia's S&P/ASX 200 increased 0.44% at 7:14 am CET and Japan's Nikkei 225 soared 1.48% or 483 points concurrently. The dollar traded 0.25% below the yen at 7:14 am CET, selling for 147.09250.

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