Most Asian-Pacific markets edged higher Monday in modest holiday-week trading, with resource and gold mining stock prices posting the best gains. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed up 0.2%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 ended the session 0.3% higher. China's Shanghai Composite advanced 0.3%. South Korea's Kospi rose 0.1%. Taiwan's Taiex slid 0.1%. India's Sensex was up 0.1% at midafternoon.

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