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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares swoon to 19-month lows; investors await U.S data

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares swoon to 19-month lows; investors await U.S data

* Nikkei sheds 4.2 pct, Asia ex-Japan at lowest since March 2017 * IMF's Lagarde says market valuations extremely high * High bond yields, Sino-US trade tensions weigh * Trump calls Fed "crazy" for raising interest rates * Yen and euro in demand as safe harbors, dollar mixed SYDNEY/SHANGHAI