Weak manufacturing numbers out of China weighed on shares across Asia on Monday, with only the Nikkei escaping the broad downturn with a strong 1.28% gain to 13,852.50. The Kospi ended the day 0.41% lower at 1,855.73, and the S&P/ASX plunged 1.92% to 4,710.30. The Hong Kong market was closed for a holiday.

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