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Review: Asian shares edge down amid rising geopolitical risks

Asian shares dropped on Monday as increased geopolitical risks drove investors to safe assets, such as state debt.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares was down for a third trading session in a row, returning to a three-week low recorded on Friday.

The Hang Seng Index rose by 0.03% to 24,273.6, while the Shanghai SSE Composite fell by 0.3% to 3,276.86.

The Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.65% to 18,786.13.

Photo: REUTERS/Yuya Shino

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