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Asian stocks decline as Fed, ECB steps fail to mitigate worries over pandemic

South Korean carmakers, shipbuilders among top losers on A300 index

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares outside of Japan fell Friday after steps by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank failed to alleviate worries over the coronavirus impact.

The Nikkei Asia300 index of companies outside Japan declined 0.9% to 1,158.63. Circuit breakers in Thailand, the Philippines, India, and Indonesia were triggered on Friday, but these markets ended well off their worst levels of the day.

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