Most Asian-Pacific markets rose Friday but conflicting data on China's manufacturing sector brought some uncertainty to the financial markets. Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.5%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.9%. China's Shanghai Composite increased 1.4%. South Korea's Kospi declined 0.2%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed almost unchanged. India's Sensex was down 0.6% at midafternoon.
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