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Asian markets mixed after better-then-expected Chinese manufacturing data

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Tuesday after a private gauge found China’s manufacturing activity soared to a near-decade high in August.

Japan’s Nikkei 225
NIK,
-0.02%

dipped 0.1% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index
HSI,
+0.02%

was about flat. The Shanghai Composite
SHCOMP,
-0.04%

was little changed while the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite
399106,
+0.07%

inched up 0.2%. South Korea’s Kospi
180721,
+0.94%

gained 1% and benchmark indexes in Taiwan
Y9999,
+0.73%

, Singapore
STI,
-0.61%

and Indonesia
JAKIDX,
-0.02%

were mixed. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200
XJO,
-1.64%

slid 1.9%.

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