Stock markets across the Asian-Pacific region were mixed Thursday. Japan's Nikkei 225 inched up 0.1%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.1% and South Korea's Kospi Composite added 0.4%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index shed 1.1%, China's Shanghai Composite fell 1.2% and Taiwan's Taiex gained 0.2%. Singapore's Straits Times Index advanced 0.1% and India's Sensex climbed 0.4% in afternoon trading.

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