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Asia Markets: Asian stocks mostly lower as weak energy shares weigh

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Asian stocks were mostly lower on Tuesday as weak crude oil prices weighed on energy shares.

September Brent crude LCOU8, +0.03% sank 4.6% to $71.84 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe exchange, the lowest close for a most-active contract since April 17, according to FactSet. August West Texas Intermediate crude CLQ8, -0.28% slumped over 4% to $68.06 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange—also the lowest finish for most-active contract since June 21.

Appetite for stocks was also dampened by economic data out of China on Monday which showed signs of slowing economy.

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