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Investors have reduced their exposure to the South Korean won, the Thai baht, the Japanese yen and other Asian currencies as the dollar gains strength. (Source photo by Reuters and Ken Kobayashi)
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JADA NAGUMO, Nikkei staff writer | Southeast Asia

TOKYO -- Currencies across Asia are feeling the pain as investors retreat from the region amid concerns about China's economic slowdown, soaring commodity prices and signs of global inflation.

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