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Review: Asian stocks fall as manufacturing PMIs slip

Contradictory signals on the state of China's production sector weigh on Asian stocks.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares was stable as investors locked in profits after shares reached a two-year peak last week.

Chinese stocks dropped 0.5 percent amid signals the country's production activity decreased in May for the first time in almost a year.

South Korea's KOSPI dipped 0.1 percent.

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