SEOUL, South Korea  | Asian stocks mixed as investors digest US, Japan data

SEOUL, South Korea  — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after strong factory data from the U.S. helped spur gains overnight on Wall Street.

KEEPING SCORE:

Investors shrugged off a report Thursday of weak machinery orders in Japan a day after growth data came in lower than expected, with the Nikkei 225 index jumping 0.7 percent by midday to 22,868.77. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was almost unchanged at 31,097.96 and the Kospi in South Korea was flat, at 2,458.90.

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