A rally swept through Asian-Pacific markets Monday as encouraging U.S. data made investors more confident that the global economic recovery is sustainable, with Hong Kong and Japan posting the biggest gains. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index jumped 1.8%. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.5%. China's Shanghai Composite gained 0.8%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.6%. Bucking the trend, South Korea's Kospi fell 0.2%. India's Sensex was down 0.3%.

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