Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Monday as economic reports showed China's consumer and producer prices fell more than analysts had forecast. Japan's Nikkei 225 closed flat, South Korea's Kospi Composite gained 0.8% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 1.6%. China's Shanghai Composite inched down 0.1%, Taiwan's Taiex increased 1% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.5%. New Zealand's NZX 50 slipped 0.2%, Singapore's Straits Times Index advanced 1.2% and the Philippines' main index went up 1.7%.
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