Monday, 18 Jan 2021

Asian Shares Fall

Tokyo, Stocks were mostly lower Thursday in Asia after weakness in technology companies shares led an overnight decline on Wall Street.
The Shanghai Composite index added 0.2% to 3,380.10. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index slipped 0.5% to 26,364.51 and the Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo gave up 0.3% to 26,735.63. In South Korea, the Kospi edged 0.1% lower to 2,754.20. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 declined 0.6% to 6,687.00, AP reported.
In other trading, U.S. benchmark crude oil gained 29 cents to $45.81 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It lost 8 cents to $45.52 per barrel on Wednesday.
Brent crude, the international standard, added 18 cents to $49.04 per barrel.
The dollar strengthened to 104.48 Japanese yen from 104.24 yen late Wednesday. The euro rose to $1.2093 from $1.2083.


Source: Saudi Press Agency

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