Chinese tech, auto stocks fall; Soho China drops on failed deal

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Looking ahead for the week, the U.S. consumer price index for August is set to be out on Tuesday, while retail sales figures stateside are expected Thursday. A slew of Chinese economic data, including retail sales and industrial production for August, is also set to be out on Thursday.

Currencies and oil

The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 92.666 after a recent decline from above 92.7.

The Japanese yen traded at 109.90 per dollar, stronger than levels around 110.4 seen against the greenback last week. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.736 following its slide last week from above $0.744.

Oil prices were higher in the morning of Asia trading hours, with international benchmark Brent crude futures up 0.56% to $73.33 per barrel. U.S. crude futures advanced 0.57% to $70.12 per barrel.

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