BANGKOK (AP) - Mainland Chinese stocks edged up Monday after a survey showed manufacturing in the world's No.2 economy rose to a six-month high last month. Stock markets were subdued elsewhere in Asia.
A survey by HSBC Corp., released Monday, showed factory output in China for September grew at its fastest rate in six months.
A powerful storm forced Hong Kong markets to shutter while Japan's stock market was closed for a public holiday.
Other Asian stocks were mixed.
Benchmark crude oil fell slightly and remained under $105 per barrel. The dollar gained slightly against the euro and fell against the yen.