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By Saikat Chatterjee HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stock markets held near three-month highs on Wednesday as investors scooped up exporter shares after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump expressed concerns over a stronger dollar. In Asia, MSCI's ex-Japan Asia-Pacific shares index rose 0.3 percent, just shy of a three-month high hit last Thursday. Stock markets in Hong Kong and China led the gains.