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Asia range-bound ahead of Bernanke: MarketWatch | Asia Markets

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By Sarah Turner , MarketWatch  SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — Stocks trading in Asia held in a tight range Friday, with investors apparently unwilling to make bold moves ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Indexes swung between positive and negative territory during the morning with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HK:HSI +0.01%  up 0.7% and China’s Shanghai Composite index CN:000001 -0.47%  down 0.4%. Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average  declined 0.1% in the morning session, while South Korea’s Kospi KR:0100 +0.26%

Hong Kong gains, but Tokyo pressured: Marketwach | Asia markets at Close

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    Hong Kong gains, but Tokyo pressured By Sarah Turner , MarketWatch  SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — Hong Kong and Sydney-listed stocks posted solid gains on Friday, but losses for auto makers and computer-chip producers sent Tokyo into the loss column and pulled Seoul shares off highs. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HK:HSI +1.11%  rose 1%, and the Shanghai Composite index CN:000001 +0.46%  advanced 0.5%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index AU:XJO +0.65%  climbed 1.1%. However, South Korea’s Kospi