BEIJING, December 05, 2018, SPA -- Asian stocks fell Wednesday, AP reported.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 1.8 percent to 26,765.27 points and the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.7 percent to 2,845.61. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.7 percent to 21,887.65 and Seoul's Kospi retreated 0.8 percent to 2,097.18. Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 declined 0.8 percent to 5,668.40 and India's Sensex was 0.6 percent lower at 35,909.10. Benchmarks in New Zealand and Southeast Asia also declined.
Benchmark U.S. crude fell 86 cents to $52.39 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 30 cents on Tuesday to close at $53.25. Brent crude, used to price international oils, lost $1.08 to $61.00 per barrel in London. It gained 39 cents the previous session to $62.08.
The dollar gained to 112.95 yen from Wednesday's 112.78 yen. The euro declined to $1.1330 from $1.1343.
--SPA
11:45 LOCAL TIME 08:45 GMT
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