Asian shares mostly lower after Wall Street fall

| Updated: November 29, 2017 13:31:46

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Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday following a sluggish post-Thanksgiving trading sessionon Wall Street.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.1 per cent to 22,461.10. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost less than 0.1 per cent to 5,986.80. South Korea's Kospi added 0.2 per cent to 2,513.45.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng slipped 0.7 per cent to 29,485.42, while the Shanghai Composite dipped 0.4 per cent to 3,308.55. Shares in Southeast Asia were mixed, reports AP.

The S&P 500 index slipped 1 point to 2,601.42. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 0.1 per cent to 23,580.78, while the Nasdaq composite fell 0.2 per cent to 6,878.52.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 0.4 per cent to 1,513.31. More stocks fell than rose on the New York Stock Exchange.

Benchmark US crude dropped 36 cents to $57.75 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It fell 84 cents to settle at $58.11 per barrel on Monday.

Brent crude, used to price international oils, declined 21 cents to $63.17.

The dollar rose to 111.17 Japanese yen from 111.11 yen. The euro strengthened to $1.1902 from $1.1897.

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