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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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Coronavirus clouds Apple’s timeline for new iPhones

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SAN FRANCISCO/TAIPEI (Reuters) – Travel restrictions to China because of the coronavirus have come just as Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) engineers usually jet off to Asia to perfect the production of this fall’s new iPhones, former employees and supply chain experts told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks wait for......
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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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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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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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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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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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Manufacturers entangled in logistical nightmare as virus-hit China limps back to work

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SHANGHAI/BANGKOK (Reuters) – Blocked highways. Stranded workers. Dwindling supplies. Shipping and air freight companies also hamstrung. FILE PHOTO: Workers wearing face masks load cargo to a truck next to containers at a railway cargo terminal, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Yinchuan, Ningxia......
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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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