Asian Stocks Fall

Beijing, Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday.
Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul declined, while Shanghai advanced, AP reported.
The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo fell 0.5% to 23,510.15 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong lost 1.1% to 24,387.54. The Shanghai Composite Index gained less than 0.1% to 3,343.42.
The Kospi in Seoul shed 1% to 2,356.81. In Sydney, the S&P-ASX 200 gained 0.6% to 6,218.00 while India’s Sensex opened down 0.4% at 40,642.27. New Zealand and Southeast Asian markets declined.
In energy markets, benchmark U.S. crude gained 3 cents to $41.07 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, used to price international oils, added 2 cents to $43.34 per barrel in London.
The dollar gained to 105.25 yen from Wednesday’s 105.15 yen. The euro gained to $1.1755 from $1.1753.


Source: Saudi Press Agency

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