Asian-Pacific markets rose Monday after the U.S. Labor Department reported improved unemployment data. Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 2.3%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 0.3%. China's Shanghai Composite edged up 0.1%. South Korea's Kospi added 1%. India's Sensex was up 1.6%. Bucking the trend, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.8%.

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