Better-than-expected data about Japan's GDP helped the country's shares, while other regional markets were mixed today. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 increased 0.6%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 inched up 0.2% and South Korea's Kospi increased 0.5%. China's Shanghai Composite declined 0.9%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was down 0.4% and Taiwan's Taiex climbed 0.7%. Singapore's Straits Times gained 0.4%, and New Zealand's NZX-50 was up 0.4%.
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