Asian stocks fall

SINGAPORE, Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday, AP reported.

Japan's Nikkei 225 tumbled 1.3 percent to 22,403.45 and South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.7 percent to 2,272.57. Hong Kong's Hang Seng slipped 0.1 percent to 28,200.33. The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.3 percent to 2,836.17, recouping Friday's losses. Australia's S and P-ASX 200 fell 0.8 percent to 6,233.50.

The U.S. dollar fell sharply after Trump claimed countries were manipulating their currencies. It extended its losses on Monday, easing to 110.95 yen from 111.42 yen. The euro rose to $1.1738 from $1.1724.

Benchmark U.S. crude dropped 15 cents to $68.11 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Friday, the contract settled at $68.26 a barrel. Brent crude, used to price international oils, shed 20 cents to $72.87.

Source: Saudi Press Agency