Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Friday with Australian and Japanese exchanges recovering from Thursday's declines. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 closed up 0.8%. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.7%. South Korea's Kospi edged up 0.2%. Taiwan's Taiex inched up 0.1%. China's Shanghai Composite and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index each lost 0.5%. India's Sensex was essentially flat.
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