Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Monday after the flash reading of the HSBC purchasing managers' index for June signaled growth in China for the first time in six months. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged up 0.1%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index dropped 1.7%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.6%. China's Shanghai Composite edged down 0.1%. South Korea's Kospi added 0.4%. India's Sensex was down 0.2%.
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