Asian shares mixed after encouraging China GDP data
Major share benchmarks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after China announced its economy grew at a better than expected 6.4% annual pace in the last quarter. Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.3% to 22,277.97 and the Shanghai Composite added 0.3% to 3,264.67. China's 6.4% pace of economic expansion in January-March was in line with Beijing's official annual target for 6-6.5% growth and suggests government efforts to halt a slowdown are working.
Published:4/17/2019 1:27:25 AM