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Surging energy prices hit Asian stock markets

Drop follows decline in U.S. stocks as inflationary fears gain traction

Tokyo shares fell sharply on Oct. 5 following a sell-off in the U.S. and concerns over rising energy prices. (Photo by Tetsuya Kitayama)

TOKYO -- Surging energy prices are weighing on Asian equity markets as signs of inflationary pressure dampen global investors' appetite.

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