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Wall Street rally lifts Nikkei Asia300 Index as tech selloff eases

Gauge down 0.4% for week

MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Friday, boosted by an overnight rally on Wall Street and robust China trade data.

The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 1% to 1,368.40, trimming the gauge's losses since last Friday to 0.4%. Hong-Kong listed social media major Tencent Holdings and Samsung Electronics climbed at least 2.5% each. Both are among the heaviest weighted stocks on the A300 index.

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