Most Asian-Pacific markets rose Thursday amid mixed data from the U.S. and Japan. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index advanced 0.9%. Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.5%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.7%. South Korea's Kospi edged up 0.2%. India's Sensex was down 0.6%. Chinese and Taiwanese markets remained closed for Lunar New Year.

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