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Asia shares mixed, oil down amid Syria fallout

Reuters  |  SYDNEY 

By Wayne ColeSYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets were mixed and oil prices fell on Monday as relief U.S.-led strikes on Syria looked unlikely to escalate was tempered by concerns at Russia's potential reaction to new sanctions from Washington.With the situation in the Middle East still fluid, moves were modest and in both directions. EMini futures for the S&P 500 nudged up 0.38 percent, while Japan's Nikkei added 0.2 percent.Yet MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.4 percent as Chinese blue chips took an early 0.7 percent dip.The United States, France and ...

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 08:21 IST