Asian Shares Fall

Tuesday 1441/11/23 - 2020/07/14
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Tokyo, July 14, 2020, SPA -- Shares fell in Asia on Tuesday as skepticism set in about the recent upward momentum in global markets given rising confirmed coronavirus cases.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 sank 0.9% to finish at 22,587.01. South Korea's Kospi lost 0.2% to 2,180.88, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dropped 0.6% to 5,941.10 , AP reported.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng tumbled 1.3% to 25,447.67 as reports of locally transmitted coronavirus cases prompted authorities to tighten precautions against the pandemic. The Shanghai Composite lost 0.9% to 3,412.84.
Benchmark U.S. crude lost 64 cents to $39.46 a barrel. It fell 1.1% to $40.10 per barrel on Monday. Brent crude, the international standard, fell 57 cents to $42.15 per barrel.
The U.S. dollar inched up to 107.30 Japanese yen from 107.27 yen on Monday. The euro rose to $1.1346 from $1.1343.
--SPA
11:47 LOCAL TIME 08:47 GMT
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