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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks waver after China data, earnings in focus

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* MSCI Asia-Pacific index down 0.15 pct, Nikkei flat Spreadbetters expect European stocks to open higher * China Q1 GDP up 6.8 pct, slightly stronger than forecast * But China industrial output misses forecast, Q1 investment slows * Pound rises to post-Brexit referendum peak * Crude bounces modestly after slide, aluminium near 7-yr highs By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, April 17 (Reuters) - Asia stocks wavered on Tuesday after data showed both hot and cold patches in the Chinese economy, but losses were limited as investors turned their focus to corporate earnings from Syria. Spreadbetters expected European stocks to open higher following overnight Wall Street gains, with Britain's FTSE rising 0.15