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Asian Stocks Finish Mixed as Friday's Weak U.S. Jobs Data Weighs on Sentiment

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Asian markets closed mixed on Monday, as a sluggish U.S. jobs report on Friday pulled down sentiment. The Shanghai Composite was shut for the Ching Ming Festival, while the Hang Seng and Australian Stock Exchange closed for Easter Monday.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report showed hiring rose by just 126,000 in March, below the 245,000 forecast. This came on the heels of data that showed the pace of US manufacturing growth in March eased to its slowest in nearly two years.

The Nikkei fell by 0.2%, with exporters hardest hit.

Australia ASX All Ordinaries Closed

Shanghai SE Composite Index Closed

Hang Seng Closed

Nikkei 225 -37.10 -0.19% 19,397.98

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