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Asian stocks decline despite optimism over US-China trade deal

Tencent, WH Group drag down A300 index

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian equities outside of Japan fell Tuesday, dragged down by Tencent Holdings and other heavyweight stocks, even as China's Commerce Ministry added to optimism the U.S. and China are nearing a trade deal.

The Nikkei Asia300 index slid 0.3% to 1,319.43. Tencent declined 0.9%, WH Group fell 2.3%, and AIA Group ended 0.9% lower.

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