Asian shares received mixed lead from Wall Street. Friday the US market closed flat after better-than-expected US retail sales and slightly lower consumer sentiment data. Meanwhile, financial shares erased some of their gains after rallies last week. Asian markets also closed mixed Friday. Japan's Nikkei was 0.8 per cent higher, led by Japanese exporters. But Shanghai and Hong Kong markets dropped as banks and mainland based real estate shares were hit by concerns over policy tightening amid rising inflation. Shanghai Composite fell to nearly a three week low.
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Asian markets mostly edged higher on Thursday in the morning. Japan's Nikkei Stock Average fell below 9600 points level for the first time in about four months. Nikkei eased its early gains after a real estate company Tokyo Tatemono said it will issue new shares to raise up to 45.64 billion yen. The Korean market was up on Thursday led by gains in key technology companies.