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Tencent and Alibaba top Asia's market cap ranking in 2017

The region boasts a third of global value, but few new companies made the list

SHANGHAITencent Holdings and Alibaba Group Holding were far and away the most valuable companies in Asia at the end of 2017. Reflecting the healthy growth of China's internet economy, the market value of both these companies more than doubled, vastly outpacing the average growth of 28% for Asian companies as a whole.

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