China economic data, Japan GDP, earnings, politics

The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), operated by Japan Exchange Group Inc. (JPX), in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.

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Shares in the Asia-Pacific rose on Monday ahead of economic data from China.

The S&P/ASX 200 in Australia rose 0.36%.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 increased 0.53% while the Topix index added 0.23%.

Investors are also awaiting economic data from China, including on industrial output and retail sales.

China’s industrial output is likely to have grown 4.6% in July from a year ago, according to a Reuters poll. That figure stood at 3.9% in June.

Retail sales likely increased 5% in July compared with the same period in 2021, compared to a 4% gain in June.

India and South Korea markets are closed for a holiday Monday.

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