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Market Update

Asian Markets Trade Mixed

Asian markets were mixed Friday after Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei’s comments late yesterday that economic growth would likely average 7% this year weighed on investor sentiment.

The Nikkei was up 0.3%. The Shanghai Composite lost 0.5% while the Hang Seng was down 0.4%. The Sensex gained 0.8% and the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries edged up 0.3%.