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Asian stocks plunge after Trump bans travel to US from Europe

Industrial commodity producers among biggest losers on A300 index

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares outside of Japan plunged Thursday as U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to ban travel from Europe to contain the coronavirus outbreak further damped investor sentiment.

The Nikkei Asia300 index of companies outside Japan lost 4.8% to close at 1,168.64.

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