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Malaysia shares fall to three-week low amid lower palm oil prices

Singapore bucks decline in Asia as Hurricane Florence pushes up petroleum prices

KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian shares fell Wednesday after investors returned from an extended weekend break to markets battered by U.S.-China trade tension and lower palm oil prices further soured sentiment. Singapore gained thanks partly to higher crude oil prices.

The FBM KLCI ended 0.8% lower at 1785.25, its lowest since August 17, in broad-based selldown led by Press Metal Aluminium Holdings. Bursa Malaysia was shut on Monday and Tuesday for public holidays. The Straits Times Index meanwhile closed 0.5% higher at 3124.65.

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