Asia Markets: Asian markets add on to Monday’s gains

Asian markets rose modestly in early trading Tuesday, adding on to Monday’s big gains as encouraging economic data from China tempered fears of a global economic slowdown.

Japan’s Nikkei NIK, -0.02% rose 0.3% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, +0.05% gained 0.2%. The Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, +0.12% advanced 0.3% while the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite 399106, +0.04% rose 0.3%. South Korea’s Kospi SEU, +0.41% was up 0.2%, while benchmark indexes in Taiwan Y9999, +0.45% , Singapore STI, +0.63% and Indonesia JAKIDX, -0.19% all gained. Australia’s S&P/ASX XJO, +0.41% 200 rose 0.5%

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