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Hong Kong shares extend losses as Middle East tensions flare

Energy producers climb as Brent crude heads for three-month high

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares fell for a second day on Monday as geopolitical tensions in the Middle East flared after the U.S. killed an Iranian general last week.

The Hang Seng Index fell 0.8% to 28,226.19 after slipping 0.3% on Friday. Among the biggest contributors to the index's losses by points, pan-Asia insurer AIA Group slid 1.1% and social media and gaming company Tencent Holdings declined 1.5%.

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