Asian shares fall

Seoul, Shares edged lower in Asia early Monday, AP reported.

The Shanghai Composite index lost 0.4 percent to 2,820.52 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng edged less than 0.1 percent lower to 28,486.70. The Kospi in South Korea fell 0.2 percent to 2,307.06 and Australia's S and P ASX 200 gave up 0.3 percent to 6,246.80. Shares fell in Southeast Asia. Japan's market was closed for a holiday.

The dollar rose to 112.47 yen from 112.39 yen late Friday while the euro edged lower to $1.1684 from $1.1688.

Benchmark U.S. crude rose fell 36 cents to $70.65 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It rose 1 percent on Friday to $71.01 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, lost 40 cents to $74.93 per barrel.

Source: Saudi Press Agency