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Market Update

Asian Markets Steady After China Data; Nikkei Slips

Asian markets were up Friday following key data out of China that were mostly in line with expectations.

The Nikkei bucked the trend, slipping 0.3%. The Shanghai Composite was up 0.4% while the Hang Seng gained 0.7%. The Sensex was up 1.1% in opening moves and the All Ordinaries rose 0.7%.