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Asian stocks gain on stronger-than-expected yuan reference rate, China data

A300 index rises after six-day losing streak

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares outside of Japan ended a six-day losing run on Thursday amid a stronger-than-expected yuan daily reference rate set by the Chinese central bank and better-than-expected China trade data.

The Nikkei Asia300 Index of companies outside Japan advanced 0.9% to 1,229.64 after having fallen by almost 7% in the previous six sessions.

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