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Shares in Asia mixed as investors look to weekend China data, Fed

© Reuters. Asian shares tread waterahead of China data, Fed - Shares in Asia tread water on Friday with weekend data in China in focus and next week's Federal Reserve meeting on interest rates.

China will release retail sales and industrial production figures at the weekend.

The Shanghai Composite eased slightly by the break, while the Hang Seng index rose 0.78% and the S&P/ASX 200 was down 0.16%.

Overnight, U.S. stocks moved broadly higher on Thursday as import-export prices fell by their lowest annual percentage in six years, providing investors with further uncertainty on whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates...