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Asia markets poised for mixed open; Japan stocks set to eke out gains

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Asia-Pacific markets are expected to have a mixed session on Tuesday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index is set to gain after reaching a record high in the previous session. Wall Street’s rally paused on Monday as its main indexes retreated from record highs, resulting in subdued trading sentiment. Key economic data for the week includes China’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index and the U.S. personal consumption expenditures price index data. Futures for Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index suggest a slightly higher open, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 is also expected to gain. Australia’s market dipped 0.2%.