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Shares in Asia are mixed on China prices

On Tuesday, Asian stocks were mixed, with Japan's return from a holiday and traders waiting for remarks from key American policymakers this week, including Janet Yellen and Donald Trump.

The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.30%, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index grew 0.36%.

In China, December’s consumer prices added 0.2% month-on-month.

The Nikkei 225 edged down 0.91%. Stocks of Toyota rose 0.27% after initially trading lower. On Monday, Toyota’s North American Chief Executive Jim Lentz announced that the company would invest up to $10 billion within the next five years in America in order to meet demand and also upgrade plants and create more fuel-efficient models.

The Japanese carmaker has recently heavily been criticized by Donald Trump on Twitter for shifting the production of its Corolla to from Canada to Mexico.

The S&P/ASX 200 sank 0.86%. Earlier in Australia, retail sales edged up 0.2% month-on-month in November, which is less than the 0.4% revenue expected.

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