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Asian stocks fall, dragged down by energy companies, chipmakers

Samsung Electronics extends losses

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares outside of Japan fell Wednesday, paced by companies in the energy sector and South Korean chipmakers.

The Nikkei Asia300 Index fell 0.6% to 1,330.97. A gauge of Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, slid 0.5% after climbing to a two-month high yesterday amid optimism over U.S.-China trade relations.

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