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Nikkei Markets

Asian equities decline as concerns mount over US bill on Hong Kong

Chinese financial firms, Samsung Electronics, Tencent fall

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares outside of Japan declined Thursday amid increasing likelihood that a pro-democracy Hong Kong bill would be enacted by the U.S., a development that will upset China and potentially derail the trade talks.

The Nikkei Asia300 index of companies outside Japan fell 1.2% to 1,308.79.

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