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Stocks are tepid as investors await new China economic data

Jan 16, 2020 - CNN

HONG KONG (CNN Business) -- The first phase of the US-China trade deal is done. Now investors are awaiting more signals about economic growth.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 0.5%, and Japan's Nikkei 225 was slightly higher on Thursday. But China's Shanghai Composite and South Korea's Kospi were both a little lower during choppy trading.

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an initial trade deal with senior Chinese officials at the White House that that included pledges ...