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Benchmark oil prices were slightly higher near $99 per barrel and the dollar rose against the euro but fell against the yen.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index slid 1.5 percent to 8,372.67 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 1 percent at 19,021.85. South Korea’s Kospi index dropped 1.1 percent to 1,855.95.

Benchmarks in Singapore, Taiwan, India, Indonesia and mainland China also fell.

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