- Asian shares were mixed on Monday after the extended U.S. market holiday and recent stock gains in the region

Asia lacked a cue from the U.S., where Wall Street was closed on Friday due to the Fourth of July holiday.

But the Nikkei 225 rose 0.1%, while Australia''s S&P/ASX 200 was down 0.1% and South Korea''s KOSPI lost 0.4% in generally quiet trading.

Data from China on trade data this Thursday and second-quarter growth figures next week will set the tone for the region.

In China, Hong Kong''s Hang Seng Index was up less than 0.1% and the Shanghai Composite Index was flat.

The main political event for the region this week is Indonesia''s presidential election on Wednesday, with market favorite Joko Widodo now only holding a slim lead in opinion polls.

On Friday, European stocks held steady in quiet trade on Friday, after strong gains were posted on Thursday following comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and as downbeat German factory data weighed.

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