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, +0.31%

  rose 0.3% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng

HSI, +0.09%

  gained 0.2%. The Shanghai Composite

SHCOMP, +0.20%

  advanced 0.3% while the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite

399106, +0.38%

  rose 0.3%. South Korea’s Kospi

SEU, +0.16%

  was up 0.2%, while benchmark indexes in Taiwan

Y9999, +0.54%

 , Singapore

STI, +0.39%

  and Indonesia

JAKIDX, -0.19%

  all gained. Australia’s S&P/ASX

XJO, +0.44%

  200 rose 0.5%

Among individual stocks, robotics maker Fanuc

6954, +3.67%

  gained in Tokyo trading, as did Honda

7267, +1.24%

 , while SoftBank

9984, -1.38%

  and Sony

6758, -0.97%

  fell. In Hong Kong, casino operator Galaxy Entertainment

0027, +3.00%

  and tech giant Tencent

0700, +0.44%

  rose, while oil producer CNOOC

0883, -1.61%

  declined. Samsung

005930, +1.22%

  rose in Korea, and Apple Inc.

AAPL, +0.68%

  component maker Foxconn

2354, +1.41%

  advanced in Taiwan. Fortescue Metals

FMG, +2.96%

  and Beach Energy

BPT, +1.91%

  rose in Australia.

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2019-04-01