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Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rises around 5%; Asia markets mixed ahead of U.S. jobs report

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

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Qantas’ shareholders meeting and Singapore’s retail sales data are also slated for Friday.

The monthly U.S. employment report is scheduled to be released later. Economists expect 205,000 jobs were added in October, and forecast the unemployment rate remained at 3.5%, according to Dow Jones.

Overnight, U.S. stocks declined for a fourth consecutive session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 146.51 points, or 0.46%, to close at 32,001.25. The S&P 500 lost 1.06% to finish at 3,719.89, while the Nasdaq Composite shed 1.73% to settle at 10,342.94.

—CNBC’s Samantha Subin, Carmen Reinicke contributed to this report.

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