Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Wednesday amid news that China's manufacturing activity dropped to an 11-month low. Japan's Nikkei 225 slid 0.3%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index edged up 0.2%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.4%. China's Shanghai Composite lost 0.5%. South Korea's Kospi gained 0.4%. India's Sensex was down 1.1%.
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