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Asian stock indices traded mixed on sluggish trading day. Investors are awaiting key events later in the week. China will release manufacturing data for June on Tuesday. The Reserve Bank of Australia will release its interest decision on Tuesday. The U.S. labour market report will be released on Thursday.
Japan's industrial production rose 0.5% in May, missing expectations for a 0.9% increase, after a 2.8% decline in April. On a yearly basis, industrial production in Japan increased 0.8% gain in May, after a 3.8% rise in April.
Housing starts in Japan dropped 15.0% in May, after a 3.3% decline in April. Analysts had expected a 10.1% decrease.
Indexes on the close:
Nikkei 225 15,162.1 +67.10 +0.44%
Hang Seng 23,190.72 -30.80 -0.13%
Shanghai Composite 2,048.33 +11.92 +0.59%