Asian markets close mixed, Hong Kong up 0. 27 percent

(AGI) Rome, July 10 - Asian markets closed mixed on Thursday,with Tokyo dropping by 0.56 percent and Shanghai by 0.01percent. Hong Kong rose 0.27 percent and Seoul gained 0.12percent. The markets were positively affected by the FED's Juneminutes, which offered no guidance on when U.S. interest rateswill begin to rise, but were weighed down by negative data onindustrial orders in Japan and uncertainty about the newquarter. . .

(AGI) Rome, July 10 - Asian markets closed mixed on Thursday,with Tokyo dropping by 0.56 percent and Shanghai by 0.01percent. Hong Kong rose 0.27 percent and Seoul gained 0.12percent. The markets were positively affected by the FED's Juneminutes, which offered no guidance on when U.S. interest rateswill begin to rise, but were weighed down by negative data onindustrial orders in Japan and uncertainty about the newquarter. . .