By Shinichi Saoshiro
Asian stocks were mostly lower on Monday after a disappointing U.S. jobs report raised questions about the underlying strength of the world’s biggest economy and worse-than-expected trade numbers out of China.
Meanwhile, crude oil prices soared on supply woes stemming from devastating wildfires in Canada.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.2 percent. Australian stocks shed 0.4 percent and South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.6 percent.
Shanghai stocks retreated more...