Stock markets across the Asian-Pacific region ended mixed today. Japan's Nikkei 225 slid 0.3%, South Korea's Kospi Composite climbed 0.4% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gave up 0.4%. New Zealand's NZX-50 inched up 0.1%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 0.7% and China's Shanghai Composite lost 1.1%. Taiwan's Taiex added 1%, Malaysia shares dipped 0.6% and Singapore's Straits Times was flat.
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