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Asian equities fall as Middle East tensions escalate

South Korean chipmakers gain following Samsung Electronics' earnings

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares outside Japan declined Wednesday as geopolitical risks returned to the fore following a retaliatory attack by Iran on U.S. military bases in Iraq.

The Nikkei Asia300 index lost 0.6% to close at 1,379.67.

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