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Most Asian Stocks Outside Japan Fall; China’s ZTE Plunges

Most Asian stocks outside Japan fell, led by ZTE Corp. and Korea Zinc Co. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose for the first time in five trading days.

ZTE, China’s second-largest maker of telephone equipment, plunged 16 percent after saying it expects a third-quarter loss. Korea Zinc declined 7.1 percent after gold and silver prices fell. Japanese machinery maker Hitachi Construction Machinery Co, which gets 17 percent of its revenue in China, gained 2.9 percent in Tokyo after China reported the slowest inflation in almost two years and better-than-estimated exports.