Asian-Pacific markets fell Thursday after weak quarterly corporate earnings failed to fully compensate for encouraging economic reports from the U.S. and Europe. Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 1.1%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index slid 0.3%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was flat. China's Shanghai Composite lost 0.6%. South Korea's Kospi edged down 0.1%. India's Sensex was down 1.4%.
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