A slowdown in China's second-quarter growth that confirmed expectations of moderate slowing provided a modest lift for shares across Asia on Monday. The Nikkei rose 0.23% to 14,506.25, the Hang Seng edged up 0.12% to 21,303.31, the Kospi added 0.28% to 1,875.16 and the S&P/ASX added 0.14% to 4,981.10.

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