Stock markets mostly rose Thursday in Asia-Pacific, with Australia's S&P/ASX 200 hitting the highest intraday level in more than five years. The index closed up 0.2%. China's Shanghai Composite gained 0.6%. Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 0.3%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and South Korea's Kospi were flat. Singapore's Straits Times Index was up 0.4% in late trading.
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