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China Hits 5-Year Low

Asia-Pacific markets were mixed on Monday, with investors awaiting a slew of key economic data Tuesday and inflation readings later this week.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index plunged 200.24 points, or 0.6%, to 33,213.27.

Inflation readings for Tokyo will be released Tuesday, which is widely seen as a leading indicator for nationwide trends. South Korea inflation numbers will also be out the same day.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng dropped 184.25 points, or 1.1%, to 16,646.05.

Austraia moved higher, leading gains among major benchmarks in Asia-Pacific and hitting its highest level since Sept. 20.


In Shanghai, the CSI 300 lost 22.74 points, or 0.7%, to 3,460.14, o hit its lowest since February 2019.

In other markets

In Singapore, the Straits Times Index slid 6.23 points or 0.2%, to 3,084.08.

In Taiwan, the Taiex stepped back 16.87 points, or 0.1%, to 17,421.48.

In Korea, the Kospi index inched higher 9.94 points, or 0.4%, to 2,514.95.

In New Zealand, the NZX 50 eked up 0.3 points to 11,367.81.

In Australia, the ASX 200 regained 51.48 points, or 0.7%, to 7,124.65.