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Asian equities slide more as China virus infections, death toll rise

Airlines across the region slump as epidemic affects travel demand

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian share outside of Japan fell further on Tuesday, led by travel and Chinese tourism-related companies on rising worries over the epidemic in China.

The Nikkei Asia300 index of companies outside Japan fell 0.9% to 1,375.81. Korean Air Lines dropped 6.7%, Singapore Airlines declined 2.9%, AirAsia slid 3.8%, and Malaysia Airports Holdings lost 6.7%. South Korean cosmetics company Amorepacific Group plummeted 7.7% and LG Household & Healthcare fell 7.1%. Chinese citizens are major consumers of Korean beauty products.

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