HONG KONG - Asian markets were mixed on Friday with profit-taking erasing an earlier rally after the United States said its economy created more than a quarter of a million jobs in June, sending Wall Street to new records.
Tokyo climbed 0.58%, or 88.84 points to finish at 15,437.13 and Sydney added 0.61%, or 33.8 points, to 5,525.0. Seoul ended marginally lower, dipping 1.31 points to 2,009.66.
Shanghai slipped 0.19%, or 3.85 points, to 2,059.38 and in the afternoon Hong Kong was barely unchanged.
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