HONG KONG - Asian markets were mixed Friday following a Wall Street sell-off, as oil prices hit a nine-month high on concerns about the growing crisis in Iraq but Hong Kong and Shanghai reversed morning losses following upbeat Chinese data.
Tokyo ended up 0.8%, adding 124.31 points to finish at 15,097.84. Shanghai added 0.93%, or 19.00 points, to 2,070.72, while Hong Kong advanced 0.62%, or 144.15 points, to 23,319.17.
Sydney closed 0.44%, or 23.7 points, lower at 5,405.1 and Seoul tumbled 1.03%, or 20.80 points, to 1,990.85.
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