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
dipped 0.1% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index
was about flat. The Shanghai Composite
was little changed while the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite
inched up 0.2%. South Korea’s Kospi
gained 1% and benchmark indexes in Taiwan
were mixed. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200