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Nikkei Markets

Asian stocks edge lower, dragged down by Chinese companies

Samsung Electronics, Tencent also damp A300 index

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares outside of Japan declined Tuesday amid a pullback in heavyweights and Chinese companies.

The Nikkei Asia300 index slid 0.3% to 1,379.71. Samsung Electronics fell 0.9% and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing dropped 0.6%, trimming their monthly advance to 9.3% and 8.9%, respectively. Tencent Holdings edged 0.3% lower and an index of Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong dropped 0.2%.

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