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Asian shares mixed

Asian shares were mixed on Monday, the Associated Press reported.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng gave up 0.5% to 19,815.03, and the Shanghai Composite index lost 1.1% to 3,231.28.

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 0.4% to 27,501.60, and the Kospi in Seoul shed 0.3% to 2,408.58. Australia's SandP/ASX 200 edged 0.2% higher, to 6,969.20, and the Sensex in Mumbai gained 0.4%. Shares edged higher in Bangkok.

In another trading, US benchmark crude oil picked up 2 cents to $69.28 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It lost 70 cents to $69.26 on Friday.

Brent crude, the pricing basis for international trading, lost 3 cents to $74.55 in London.

The US dollar rose to 130.64 Japanese yen from 130.57 yen. The euro weakened to $1.0771 from $1.0774.

Source: Saudi Press Agency