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  • Sheryll Mericido

Asia's shares slumped on Thursday, per the Associated Press report

Bangkok, October 19, 2023, The Associated Press reported that on Thursday, shares slumped across Asia. The Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo dropped 1.9% to 31,430.62. The Seoul Kospi fell 1.9% to 2,415.80. The Shanghai Composite index dropped 1.6% to 3,010.03, and the Hong Kong Hang Seng index fell 2.2% to 17,349.79. S&P/ASX 200 Australia is down 1.4% to 6,981.60.

Both the Sensex in India and the SET in Bangkok declined by 0.9%.

In electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, U.S. benchmark crude oil was down 11 cents at $87.16 per barrel.

The benchmark for international prices, Brent crude, dropped 28 cents to $91.22 per barrel.

The dollar dropped in the currency market from 149.93 Japanese yen to 149.80 yen. From $1.0536 to $1.0539, the euro increased.

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