Asian Shares Mixed

Monday 1441/12/13 - 2020/08/03
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Tokyo, August 03, 2020, SPA -- Asian shares were mixed on Monday as investors eyeballed surging coronavirus cases in the region.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 2.2% to 22,195.38. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was flat at 5,928.50. South Korea's Kospi edged 0.1% higher to 2,251.67. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 0.8% to 24,395.40, while the Shanghai Composite index jumped 1.4% to 3,355.73, AP reported.
Benchmark U.S. crude oil lost 21 cents to $40.06 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It rose 35 cents to settle at $40.27 a barrel on Friday. Brent crude fell 13 cents to $43.39 a barrel.
The U.S. dollar fell to 105.83 Japanese yen from 105.90 yen on Friday. The euro inched down to $1.1775 from $1.1779.
--SPA
12:43 LOCAL TIME 09:43 GMT
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