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Asian stocks slide deeper as pandemic fears grow

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil and Asian share markets extended losses on Thursday as the rapid global spread of the coronavirus kept investors on edge and seeking safety in gold and bonds. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a surgical mask walks past a screen showing Shanghai Composite index and Nikkei index......
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World shares slump for fifth day, bets grow on interest rate cuts to counter damage

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LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks tumbled for the fifth straight day on Wednesday, while safe-haven gold rose back towards seven-year highs and U.S. bond yields held near record lows after governments and health authorities warned of a possible coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: A passerby walks past in front of a......
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Pandemic fears jolt stock markets, bonds rally

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Wednesday as a U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic jolted Wall Street yet again and pushed yields on safe-haven Treasuries to record lows. FILE PHOTO: A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board......
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Asian shares slump, bonds rally as virus fears grow

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Wednesday as a U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic drove another Wall Street tumble and pushed yields on safe-haven Treasuries to record lows. FILE PHOTO: A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board......
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Asian stocks, Treasury yields fall as pandemic fears intensify

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Wednesday as a U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic drove another Wall Street tumble and pushed yields on safe-haven Treasuries to record lows. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past an electronic display showing Asian markets indices......
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Liberian former IMF official named as deputy managing director

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FILE PHOTO: Antoinette Sayeh, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) director for Africa, responds to a question during a public lecture at the University of Nairobi October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Noor Khamis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday nominated former IMF official Antoinette Sayeh to become......
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Global stocks pause after coronavirus shakeout

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LONDON (Reuters) – Global stock markets stabilised on Tuesday after a wave of early selling petered out and Wall Street futures managed a solid bounce after the previous day’s sharp selloff on fears about the spreading coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City......
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Japan shares dive, bond markets bet virus will force rate cuts

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares extended losses on Tuesday amid fears the coronavirus was rapidly mutating into a pandemic that could cripple global supply chains and wreak far greater economic damage than first thought. FILE PHOTO: People wearing surgical masks walk past a screen showing Nikkei index outside a brokerage......
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Markets bet Fed is pushed to cut rates in coronavirus response

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(Reuters) – Financial markets on Monday ratcheted up bets the U.S. Federal Reserve will be pressed to cut interest rates to cushion a feared hit to economic growth from the spread of the coronavirus, although one official cautioned against expecting the central bank to over-react to short-term market moves. FILE......
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Stocks, oil tumble; gold spikes as virus fears grip markets

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks across the globe posted their largest decline in over two years on Monday and oil prices tumbled 5% as a jump in coronavirus cases outside of China sent investors scrambling to the security of gold and government bonds on fears of the impact to the......
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Rate futures surge as coronavirus seen pushing Fed to ease

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FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve seal is seen during Chairman Jerome Powell news conference following the two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on interest rate policy in Washington, U.S., January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. interest rates futures surged to their highest levels......
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European shares suffer worst day since 2016 as virus spreads

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LONDON (Reuters) – Europe’s share markets suffered their biggest slump since mid- 2016 on Monday, as a jump in coronavirus cases in Italy, South Korea, Japan and Iran sent investors scrambling to the security of gold and government bonds. The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the......
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Take Five: ‘Our currency, your problem’ – all over again

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(Reuters) – FILE PHOTO: U.S. dollar banknotes are pictured at a currency exchange office in Diyarbakir, Turkey, November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar 1/ KING DOLLAR The dollar juggernaut rolls on. The U.S. currency =USD has rocketed to a near three-year high versus the euro, a 10-month high against the yen......
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Teck drops C$20.6 billion oil sands Frontier project, to take writedown

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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian miner Teck Resources Ltd has withdrawn an application to build its C$20.6 billion ($15.7 billion) Frontier oil sands mine in Alberta, days before the federal government was to decide on whether to approve a project opposed by environmentalists and indigenous groups. FILE PHOTO: Teck Resources sign......
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Shares drop, gold surges as coronavirus fears trigger flight for safety

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Global shares and oil extended losses on Monday while safe-haven gold soared as the spread of the coronavirus outside China accelerated with infections jumping in South Korea, Italy and the Middle East, in a worrying new development in the outbreak. FILE PHOTO: An investor is reflected in......
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The ECB wants to talk to you about inflation. But will it listen?

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FRANKFURT/RIYADH (Reuters) – For many people, the language of European Central Bank policymakers is so impenetrable, it could be beamed from another planet. FILE PHOTO: European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde addresses the European Parliament during a debate on the 2018 annual report of the ECB in Strasbourg, France, February......
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Stocks slip as coronavirus fears spur safe-haven buying

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global equity markets slumped on Friday as the fast-spreading coronavirus drove investors into safe havens, with gold hitting a fresh seven-year high and the yield on the 30-year U.S. Treasury bond sliding to an all-time low. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock......
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Take Five: ‘Our currency, your problem’ – all over again

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(Reuters) – 1/KING DOLLAR Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson The dollar juggernaut rolls on. The U.S. currency has rocketed to a near three-year high versus the euro EUR=, a 10-month......
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Stocks head for worst week in four as coronavirus spreads

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LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Shares across the world fell on Friday and were set for their worst week in four as investors dumped riskier assets for the safety of bonds and gold, with coronavirus cases in China and elsewhere spreading. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured......
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Asian funds seek a sheltered shore in U.S. assets

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares were under water on Friday as fears over the creeping spread of the coronavirus sent funds fleeing to the sheltered shores of U.S. assets, lifting the dollar to three-year highs. FILE PHOTO: Investors look at screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai,......

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