Asian-Pacific stock markets slid Monday after Chinese inflation rose and the U.S. created fewer jobs than expected. Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 1.5%. China's Shanghai Composite fell 0.9%. South Korea's Kospi declined 1.6%. Taiwan's Taiex gave up 1.4%. India's Sensex was down 1.3% at midday. Markets in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Philippines were closed for holidays.
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