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Stocks in Asia mixed; Softbank shares soar more than 17 percent

Eustance Huang

Stocks in Australia gained while Japan slipped on the day. Shares of Japanese conglomerate Softbank Group surged more than 17 percent. Meanwhile, on the U.S.-China trade front, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Wednesday that he was headed to China next week along with a delegation