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Market Update

Asia Ends on a Mixed Note

Asian markets ended mixed Friday as investors waited for cues from the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report due later and Chinese trade and inflation data expected over the weekend.

The Nikkei was up 0.9%. The Shanghai Composite ended near the flat-line, down 0.1% while the Hang Seng slipped 0.2%. The Sensex was up 1.9% and at a record high while the All Ordinaries edged up 0.3%.