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Asian stocks post weekly loss amid China virus outbreak

Trading volumes across region lower than usual due to holidays

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares outside Japan edged higher on Friday, trimming their weekly loss. Investor focus remained on the China virus which has spread to Singapore and claimed more lives.

The Nikkei Asia300 index of companies outside Japan rose 0.1% to 1,396.58. For the week, the index fell 2.3%. Volumes across the region were lower than usual on account of holidays in China, Taiwan, and South Korea and truncated trading in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.

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