By Daniel Hunter

Asian shares were down on Tuesday after Monday's highs thanks in large to losses on Wall Street and declining oil prices.

Brent crude prices sank to a new five-year low, falling to $65.33 - its lowest since September 2009.

Japan's Nikkei closed down 0.7% to 17,813.38 as the yen strengthened. The dollar was at 119.99 yen, down from with 120.78 yen.

The S&P 500 closed down 0.7% - its biggest daily percentage drop since 22 October - weighed down by energy shares.

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