China Economic Data, Japan GDP, Revenue, Politics

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

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

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.36%.

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

Investors are also waiting for economic data from China, including on industrial production and retail sales.

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

Retail sales are likely to have increased by 5% in July compared to the same period in 2021, compared to a 4% increase in June.

The markets in India and South Korea will be closed on Monday for a holiday.

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