Most Asian-Pacific markets declined Thursday, but South Korea's Kospi rose 1.2% after a surprise rate cut by the Bank of Korea. Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.7%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index slid 0.1%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was flat. China's Shanghai Composite gave up 0.6%. India's Sensex was down 0.2%.
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