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Nikkei Markets

Asian stocks fall as Middle East tensions rise

After US airstrike kills Iran general, oil price bump boosts related shares

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares outside Japan declined Friday alongside U.S. equity futures after a U.S. airstrike on the Iraqi capital of Baghdad killed an Iranian commander, a development that will worsen tensions between Washington and Tehran.

The Nikkei Asia300 index fell 0.3% to 1,393.90 at close after having advanced earlier in the day on the back of record highs on Wall Street.

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