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In Japan and India, investors are becoming more concerned about the prospects for a strong post-pandemic recovery. (Source photos by Kyodo and Getty Images) 
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Japan and India stock markets feel pain from COVID surge

Asian equities underperform as rising caseloads slow region's economic rebound

JADA NAGUMO and NARAYANAN SOMASUNDARAM, Nikkei staff writers | Japan

TOKYO/HONG KONG -- Investors in Asia, led by Japan and India, are reacting with concern to a surge in coronavirus cases in many parts of the region as new lockdown measures threaten corporate earnings and economic recovery.

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