Beijing, Asian stock markets declined Monday after Wall Street hit a new high as investors looked ahead to manufacturing indicators from Japan, China and South Korea.
The Shanghai Composite Index declined less than 0.1% to 3,606.02 and the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo shed 0.1% to 29,048.02.
The Kospi in Seoul shed 0.2% to 3,296.97 while the ASX-S&P 500 in Sydney slipped less than 0.1% to 7,306.80.
India’s Sensex opened down 0.2% at 52,827.02. New Zealand, Bangkok and Jakarta also declined, while Singapore advanced, the Associated Press reported.
In energy markets, benchmark U.S. crude lost 1 cent to $74.04 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 75 cents to $74.05 a barrel Friday. Brent crude, the basis for international oil prices, shed 10 cents to $75.28 per barrel in London. It gained 62 cents the previous session to $76.18.
The dollar fell to 110.62 yen from Friday’s 110.84 yen. The euro declined to $1.1924 from $1.1932.


Source: Saudi Press Agency

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