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Asian shares fall

TOKYO, Shares were mostly lower Monday in Asia, AP reported.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 2.3% to 19,043.40, while the Shanghai Composite index gave up 0.5% to 2,781.45. The Kospi in South Korea shed 1.8% to 1,827.35. India’s Sensex slipped 0.7% to 30,936.30.
Markets in Hong Kong, Sydney and some other regional markets were closed for Easter holidays.
U.S. benchmark crude jumped more than $1 but then lost some ground, gaining 65 cents to $23.41 per barrel. Brent, the international standard for pricing, added 70 cents to $32.22 per barrel.
The dollar fell to 107.82 Japanese yen from 108.21 yen on Friday. The euro rose to $1.0952 from $1.0940.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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