Asian Markets Are Flat, Shanghai Composite Down 0.5%

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Asian markets are mostly unchanged in early trading this evening.

China’s Shanghai SE Composite is off 0.5%

Australia’s S&P/ASX is down 0.2%

Japan’s Nikkei has gained 0.1%.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.3%.

Markets, which have a series of economic data points to digest, will also have a number of big earners tomorrow, including Goldman Sachs and eBay.

Already, earnings season has started off on a mixed note: Alcoa posted surprisingly resilient top line results while Citigroup saw revenue miss expectations as its investment bank disappointed. 

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