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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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Asia looks to safer shores in U.S. assets as virus spreads

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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, lofting 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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U.S. dollar, bonds get safe-haven rush as virus spreads

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares were cast adrift on Friday as fears over the creeping spread of the coronavirus sent funds fleeing to the sheltered shores of U.S. assets, lofting the dollar to three-year highs. FILE PHOTO: U.S. one hundred dollar notes are seen in this picture illustration taken in......
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Asian stocks slip as virus’ regional spread spooks investors

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian stocks slipped and so did the region’s currencies on Thursday, as virus cases rose in South Korea and Japan and investors quit local assets in favor of safety further afield. FILE PHOTO: A men wearing a mask walk at the Shanghai Stock Exchange building at the......
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Slowing virus, China stimulus hopes support stocks, yen nurses losses

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian stocks edged up on Thursday, supported by a fall in coronavirus cases and expectations of more Chinese stimulus to offset the economic impact of the epidemic, while the Japanese yen nursed heavy losses after suffering its steepest drop in six months. FILE PHOTO: A men wearing......
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China stimulus hints, slowing spread of virus lift stocks

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LONDON (Reuters) – A decline in the number of new coronavirus cases in China and mounting expectations for more policy stimulus boosted global stock markets on Wednesday, helping ease some of the alarm caused by an Apple revenue warning. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured......
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Asia stocks rise on lull in virus worry, euro still weak

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares and U.S. stock futures rose on Wednesday, as investors tried to shake off worries about the coronavirus epidemic after a slight decline in the number of new cases. FILE PHOTO: An investor looks at his mobile phone in front of a board showing stock information......
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Asian shares nudge up as virus spread slows, euro fragile

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares and U.S. stock futures edged cautiously higher on Wednesday, as investors tried to shake off worries about the coronavirus epidemic after a slight decline in the number of new cases. FILE PHOTO: An investor looks at his mobile phone in front of a board showing......
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China races to contain job losses as coronavirus batters economy

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BEIJING (Reuters) – When cameraman Mark Xia returned to his job this month after holidays, the Shanghai video production house where he worked told him to take three months of leave with no pay, as a coronavirus epidemic takes a toll of China’s businesses. FILE PHOTO: A guard measures the......
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Man arrested after allegedly tracking U.S. government source for Russia

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A Mexican man residing in Singapore was arrested in the U.S. on Tuesday, after he allegedly tracked a U.S. government source for Russia in order to obtain the source’s license plate number. Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes has been charged......
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Asian shares inch higher, euro teeters on weak economic outlook

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares and U.S. stock futures edged cautiously higher on Wednesday as investors tried to shake off worries about the coronavirus epidemic following a slight decline in the number of new cases. FILE PHOTO: An investor looks at his mobile phone in front of a board showing......
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Coronavirus live updates: China Hubei deaths

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. 9:02 am: Confirmed cases in Singapore surpass 80 A total of 81 people have been confirmed to be infected as of Tuesday noon, Singapore’s......
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Apple hits stocks, euro near three-year low

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LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks markets were knocked off record highs on Tuesday as two of the world’s mega companies reported damage from the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo Apple’s stock......
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Singapore outlines 2020 government budget amid coronavirus outbreak

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Merlion statue in Singapore. Athanasios Gioumpasis | Getty Images Singapore on Tuesday said it has set aside 5.6 billion Singapore dollars ($4.02 billion) in the coming year to help businesses and households tide through the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The Southeast......
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Best places for East Asian expats living abroad

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Southeast Asia’s economic epicenter, Singapore, has once again been ranked as the best place in the world for East Asian expatriates living abroad. Impressive infrastructure, access to amenities, low crime rates and a large international community helped the city-state cinch......
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Stocks fall after Apple warns on coronavirus impact

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares fell and Wall Street retreated from record highs on Tuesday after Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said it will not meet its revenue guidance for the March quarter as the coronavirus outbreak slowed production and weakened demand in China. FILE PHOTO: People wearing surgical masks walk past......
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U.S. stock futures retreat, Asia dips after Apple warns on virus impact

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TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. stock futures slipped from record levels on Tuesday after Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said it will not meet its revenue guidance for the March quarter as the coronavirus outbreak slowed production and weakened demand in China. FILE PHOTO: People wearing surgical masks walk past a screen showing......
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Asian shares near three-week highs on Chinese support measures; Japan skids

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares reversed losses on Monday and moved back toward a three-week top as China’s persistent efforts to cushion the blow from a coronavirus outbreak calmed nervous investors, although Japanese stocks faltered on growing recession risks. FILE PHOTO: Investors look at screens showing stock information at a......
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Asian shares hover around three-week highs on Chinese support measures

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares reversed earlier losses on Monday and moved back toward a three-week top as Chinese efforts to cushion the blow from a coronavirus outbreak cheered investors, although Japanese stocks faltered amid growing recession risks. FILE PHOTO: Investors look at screens showing stock information at a brokerage......

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