Positive economic data from China and Japan touched off a rally that swept across Asian-Pacific markets Monday. China's Shanghai Composite increased 3.4%. Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 2.5%. South Korea's Kospi gained 1%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index advanced 0.6%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.7%. India's Sensex was closed for a holiday.

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