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  • Ahmed Saleh

Asian shares decline per Associated Press report

Tokyo, April 05, 2024, According to the Associated Press, Asian shares mostly saw declines on Friday. The Nikkei 225 in Japan fell by 2.4% to 38,812.24, while Sydney's S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.8% to 7,756.20. Korea's Kospi also dropped by nearly 1.0% to 2,714.84, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.8% to 16,594.79.

In the oil market, the price of benchmark US oil increased by 14 cents to reach $86.73 per barrel. This was after it rose $1.16 to settle at $86.59 on Thursday. Brent crude, which is the international standard, saw a rise of 31 cents, reaching $90.96.

Regarding currency trading, the US dollar saw a slight decline against the Japanese yen, falling to 151.24 yen from 151.30 yen. Similarly, the euro also saw a decrease in value, costing $1.0827 compared to $1.0841 previously.

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