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Asian shares wobble after mixed China data

Asian shares fluctuated on Tuesday after a mixed set of economic figures out of China, while losses were capped as traders shifted their attention to corporate earnings from Syria war.

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MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares slipped 0.15 percent.

Japan’s Nikkei was flat. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index gained 0.3 percent. South Korea's Kospi index shed 0.2 percent.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index lost 0.1 percent and the Shanghai Composite Index dipped 0.4 percent.

China’s economy expanded 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018 from a year earlier, beating forecasts.

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