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Asia stock markets today: Live updates

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Most Asia-Pacific markets are set to fall at the start of a week where key economic data from major economies will take center stage.

On Tuesday, India will release its inflation and industrial output figures for August, while China will announce its industrial output, retail sales, and most notably, house sale prices on Friday.

In Australia, futures for the S&P/ASX 200 point to a lower open, at 7,154 compared to the last close of 7,156.7.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 is also set to fall, with the futures contract in Chicago at 32,495 and its counterpart in Osaka at 32,450 against the index’s last close of 32,606.84.

Futures for Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index stood at 18,156, pointing to a weaker open compared to the HSI’s close of 18,202.07 on Thursday. Hong Kong cancelled trade on Friday, due to the city seeing its heaviest rainstorm in 140 years.

On Friday in the U.S., stocks rose slightly, but logged a losing week amid renewed worries that the Federal Reserve may raise rates more than previously expected.

The S&P 500 edged up 0.14% on Friday to snap a three-day losing streak, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.22% and while the Nasdaq Composite eked out a 0.09% gain.

— CNBC’s Sarah Min and Brian Evans contributed to this report

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