HONG KONG — Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday, with Wall Street providing a strong lead after rebounding from a two-day sell-off thanks to better-than-expected retail sales data.
Hong Kong and Shanghai were the main losers ahead of the release on Wednesday of Chinese growth figures that are forecast to show a further slowdown in the economic giant.
Tokyo rose 0.62%, or 86.65 points, to finish at 13,996.81 and Sydney closed up 0.55%, or 29.3 points, at 5,388.2 while Seoul eased 0.24%, or 4.75 points, to 1,992.27.
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