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Asian markets start the week lower

Weak sentiment due to escalating protests in Hong Kong, low expectations from upcoming US-China trade talks

ASIAN benchmarks, including Singapore's, got the week started in negative territory. The Straits Times Index (STI) ended Monday's session at 3,346.39, down 17.4 points or 0.5 per cent.

Weak sentiment reigned thanks to a combination of escalating protests in Hong Kong, low expectations...