Asian stocks flat as weak oil prices unnerve investors

People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo on Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP / Shizuo Kambayashi)

By The Associated Press, June 23, 2017 

HONG KONG – Asian shares are ending the week on a subdued note with most indexes little changed Friday as the price of oil halted its decline, while still hovering near its lowest level in almost a year.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged less than 0.1 per cent lower to 20,106.85 and South Korea’s Kospi was unchanged at 2,370.56. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.3 per cent to 25,739.93 but the Shanghai Composite in mainland China lost 0.2 per cent to 3,142.14. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.1 per cent to 5,703.00.

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