Asia markets mixed following big miss in U.S. jobs data

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SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific stocks were mixed in Monday morning trade following U.S. jobs data released Friday that came in far short of expectations.Japan's Nikkei 225 led gains among the region's major markets, rising 1.17% in morning trade. The Topix advanced 0.94%.Elsewhere, South Korea's Kospi dipped 0.13%. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.5%.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded 0.07% lower.Investors will watch stocks in Thailand on Monday after the country's prime minister and several other cabinet ministers survived a vote of no confidence in parliament over the weekend, Reuters reported.Stock picks and investing trends from CNBC Pro:U.S. jobs data released Friday came in far short of expectations, with the economy adding just 235,000 positions in August. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for 720,000 new hires.Meanwhile, the unemployment rate declined to 5.2% from 5.4%, in line with estimates."In our view, the setback
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