Asian Shares Fall

Hong Kong, September 18, 2023, SPA — Shares fell on Monday in Asia, the Associated Press reported.
Tokyo’s markets were closed for a national holiday while oil prices advanced.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 1.0% to 17,996.74. In Seoul, the Kospi fell 0.4% to 2,574.72. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.7% to 7,230.40.
In other trading Monday, benchmark US crude oil gained 86 cents to $91.63 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It added 61 cents to $90.77 a barrel on Friday.
Brent crude, the pricing standard for international trading, was up 73 cents at $94.66 a barrel.
The US dollar weakened to 147.59 Japanese yen from 147.72 yen. The euro slipped to $1.0664 from $1.0666.
11:50 Local Time 08:50 GMT