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Asian equity markets highlighted by Japanese decline

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Japanese equities continued their week over week decline Monday, after plummeting for the second time. While Japanese markets led the plunge, Chinese stocks faired much better, holding on despite last weeks weakness across global equity markets.

Beginning with the indices and composites, the Shanghai rose +0.20% as it settles in region of 2293.80, up +4.54 points in these moments. In addition, the Nikkei 225 is trading in negative territory, operating at 14142.65, following a plunge of -469.82 points or -3.22% at the time of writing. Finally, the Hang Seng Index has edged higher today, trading in the zone of 22686.05, presently +0.30% after a movement of +67.38 points.

Moving to commodities the prices of gold and silver are trading at USD $1393.65 and $22.65 per oz. respectively. Moreover, the price of crude dove to USD $93.65/bbl Monday.

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