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China's disappointing data dump weighs on Asia stocks
  • Asian stocks fell on Thursday after China released disappointing industrial, employment and retail data.

  • The uninspiring figures come after the world's second-biggest economy cut its growth forecast to the lowest level in nearly 30 years.

  • The Shanghai Composite Index and SZSE Component Index fell 1.2% and 1.8% respectively, while the DJ Shanghai slid 1.1%.
  • The FTSE 100, Euro Stoxx 50 and DAX were all up by about 0.5% to 0.7%, likely reflecting UK lawmakers' vote on Wednesday to rule out a no-deal Brexit.
  • US futures were slightly up, suggesting the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq could gain between 0.1% and 0.25% when markets open later today.

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