Asian-Pacific markets mixed as U.S. default deadline nears

10/14/2013 | CNBC

With U.S. budget negotiations dragging on and the deadline for raising the nation's debt limit approaching, Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Monday. Japan's Nikkei 225 increased 1.5%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index moved up 1.2%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.4%. China's Shanghai Composite gained 0.4%. South Korea's Kospi slid 0.2%. India's Sensex was up 0.3%.

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