Asia trades mixed after upbeat China data

Friday, 16. April 2021 04:39

Asian stock markets traded mixed on Friday as data reports from China indicated its economy continued to recover. The GDP for the first three months grew 18.3% year-on-year, while industrial production was up by 24.1%, and retail sales increased by 33.9% in the first quarter.

The Nikkei 225 added 0.20% at 4:35 am CET. The S&P/ASX 200 dropped 0.30% at the same time, while Hang Seng fell by 0.11%. The Kospi Composite lost 0.24% at 4:16 am CET.

In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite improved by 0.23% at 4:35 am CET, and the Shenzhen Composite was down by 0.39% at 4:37 am CET.

The dollar traded 0.11% higher compared to the yen and sold for 108.8715 at 4:38 am CET.

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