Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Asian stocks rose on Monday after Chinese manufacturing gauge for July was not as weak as feared and South Korea’s exports grew faster than expected. 
China’s official purchasing managers’ index fell to a 17-month low of 51.2 from 52.1 in June, but held above the 50 point level that separated growth from contraction while South Korea’s exports rose 29.6 percent in July over a year earlier, according to reports. 
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