Global stock markets were mixed Thursday after weaker Chinese manufacturing data suggested the world's second-largest economy might be slowing, according to AP.
China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.3 percent to 2,109.3 after two manufacturing surveys showed activity slowed in December. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index lost 0.1 percent to 23,278.0.
Tokyo was closed for the New Year's holiday. Seoul lost 2.2 percent to 1,967.1, while Taiwan's Taiex was flat at 8,612.5. Benchmarks in Malaysia and Thailand also fell. India's Sensex added 0.5 percent to 21,239.0.
In Europe, France's CAC-40 added 0.2 percent to 4,304.2. Germany's DAX gained 0.7 percent to 9,620.2.
In currency markets, the dollar added 0.1 percent to 105.38 yen. The euro edged down to $1.372.