Asian and European stocks broadly diverge, with Asia rising amid mixed economic data out of...

|By:, SA News Editor

Asian and European stocks broadly diverge, with Asia rising amid mixed economic data out of China and Japan - which is back in recession - and Europe following Italy lower amid increased political uncertainty in the country. Japan +0.1%, Hong Kong +0.4%, China +1.1%, India -0.2%. EU Stoxx 50 -0.9%, London -0.2%, Paris -0.6%, Frankfurt -0.4%, Italy -3%, Madrid -1.4%. Euro -0.4% at $1.2905.