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Nikkei Asia300 posts weekly loss amid heightened trade fears

Samsung Electronics and TSMC among the notable decliners during the week

Samsung Electronics lost 2.7% in Seoul over the five-day period .   © Reuters

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan suffered a weekly loss, as trade tensions continued to weigh on sentiment.

The Nikkei Asia300 Index gained 0.5% to 1,390.93 on Friday, trimming its weekly loss to 0.5%. Samsung Electronics lost 2.7% in Seoul over the five-day period and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing shed 2% in Taipei, while pork processor WH Group fell 6.7% in Hong Kong.

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