Asian shares tick up as China data looms

Mar 13, 2014, 1:50 AM EDT
Pedestrians walk past a share prices board in Tokyo on November 11, 2013.
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Asian shares cautiously rebounded from two-week lows on Thursday though investors were in no mood to embrace risk ahead of a batch of Chinese data that may offer clues about the extent of its economic slowdown. A standoff in Ukraine, signs of weakness and other risks in China's economy and a massive fall in copper prices are spooking investors, though a flat close on Wall Street and some positive regional data helped to underpin some markets.
Asian shares tick up cautiously as China data looms [Reuters]