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Asian shares rise

Seoul, Asian shares rose Thursday, AP reported.

Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.9 percent to 22,220.69 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 0.8 percent to 30,282.91. The Shanghai Composite index rebounded 1.4 percent to 3,083.49 and Australia's S and P ASX 200 climbed 0.5 percent to 6,014.00. South Korea's Kospi advanced 0.5 percent to 2,421.18. Shares were mostly higher in Southeast Asia.

The euro rose to $1.1666 from $1.1664. The dollar fell to 108.78 yen from 108.89 yen.

U.S. crude oil slipped 11 cents to $68.10 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It jumped 2.2 percent on Wednesday to $68.21 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, lost 21 cents to $77.51 per barrel. It added 2.8 percent to $77.50 a barrel in London.

Source: Saudi Press Agency