Asian stocks mixed

Thursday 1441/8/2 - 2020/03/26
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BEIJING, March 26, 2020, SPA -- Asian stocks were mixed Thursday, AP reported.
Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 4.5% to 18,664.60 and the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.6% to 2,765.66. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong declined 0.9% to 23,313.16.
The Kospi in Seoul lost 0.9% to 1,688.12 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 added 2.3% to 5,113.30.
India's Sensex jumped 4.2% to 29,739.44. The Jakarta benchmark rose 9.6% and other Southeast Asian markets also advanced. Singapore's benchmark lost 1%.
In energy markets, benchmark U.S. crude lost 33 cents to $24.16 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 48 cents on Wednesday to close at $24.49. Brent crude, used to price international oils, declined 23 cents to $29.76 per barrel in London. It rose 24 cents the previous session to $27.39 a barrel.
The dollar declined to 110.68 yen from Wednesday's 111.20. The euro gained to $1.0905 from $1.0880.
--SPA
12:19 LOCAL TIME 09:19 GMT
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