"This is the first time we've seen some degree of stabilization but where growth ends up is anyone's bet. Who knows if the 7.5 percent growth rate is sustainable," said Simon Warner, head of macro markets at AMP Capital.
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Other data released at the same time showed June industrial output rose 8.9 percent from a year earlier, a touch lower than Reuters' estimates for a 9.1 percent increase. Meanwhile, June retail sales came in better-than-expected from a year earlier.
Shanghai up 1%
China's benchmark stock index rebounded following Friday's 1.6 percent tumble, led by a rally in brokerages. News that the intra-day trade of A-shares in Hong Kong would be resumed helped Founder Securities jump over 6 percent and Haitong Securities add 4 percent. Such a move would boost transaction volumes and benefit brokerages' fee incomes.
Also underpinning gains were supportive comments from China's central bank over the weekend. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) said that it would use a mix of policy tools to tweak liquidity and keep credit growth steady.
The benchmark index traded within range of Friday's three-week high of 2,092.
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Meanwhile, Hong Kong shares traded in a narrow range between 21,385 points and 21,228 points. Industrial stocks led the gains with steel firm CITIC Pacific and terminal operator COSCO Pacific climbing 2 percent each.
Sydney 0.1% higher