9/15, 7:14 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asian markets mostly up with data in focus

Major Asia-Pacific stock exchanges traded mostly higher on Friday after China released its latest data on industrial output and retail sales.

In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite was flat at 7:09 am CET, while the Shenzhen Composite lost 0.28% at 7:13 am CET. At 7:07 am CET, Hong Kong's Hang Seng increased 1.53%, South Korea's Kospi Composite jumped 1.25% at the same time.

Australia's S&P/ASX 200 increased 1.42% at 7:12 am CET. Japan's Nikkei 225 soared 1.34% or 444 points at 7:05 am CET. The dollar was flat against the yen at 7:09 am CET.

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