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ASIA-PACIFIC-MARKETS cnbc.com Taiwan leads gains as other Asia-Pacific markets struggle for direction Eustance Huang 3-4 minutes SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Thursday, with Australia's jobs data for March beating expectations. Taiwan's Taiex surged 1.25% on Thursday to close at 17,076.73, leading gains among the region's major markets. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.51% to close at 7,058.60. Australia's unemployment rate for March came in at 5.6%, according to seasonally adjusted estimates released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Thursday, against expectations of a 5.7% reading in a Reuters poll. Data from the ABS also showed 70,700 net new jobs being created in March, more than double the forecast in a Reuters poll for a 35,000 rise. Mainland Chinese stocks slipped on the day, with the Shanghai composite down 0.52% to 3,398.99 while the S