Asian markets muted as investors await U.S. inflation data
BEIJING — Asian stock markets were slightly higher Tuesday as investors waited for an update on U.S. inflation that has been stronger than expected.
The Nikkei 225 JP:NIK in Tokyo gained 0.7% while the Hang Seng HK:HSI in Hong Kong sank 0.3%. The Shanghai Composite Index CN:SHCOMP rose less than 0.1%.
The Kospi KR:180721 in Seoul rose 0.9%…