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Asian stocks fall as China virus infects more people ahead of holidays

Chinese companies among top losers on A300 index

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares outside Japan fell Thursday amid increasing concerns over the spread of a deadly respiratory virus ahead of the Lunar New Year break.

The Nikkei Asia300 index of companies outside Japan fell 1% to 1,395.23.

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