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Stocks head for worst week in four as coronavirus spreads

9:27am GMT

LONDON/SYDNEY 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. | Video

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian funds seek a sheltered shore in U.S. assets

4:51am GMT

SYDNEY, Feb 21 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.

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

2:59am GMT

SYDNEY, Feb 21 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.

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

12:56am GMT

SYDNEY, Feb 21 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.

FOREX-Dollar favoured safe haven as funds flee virus fallout

20 Feb 2020

SYDNEY, Feb 20 The dollar was sucking up funds across Asia on Thursday after a steep and sudden slide in the Japanese yen called into question its safe haven status and spooked investors out of local assets.

Australia, NZ dollars swoon as economic costs of epidemic mount

18 Feb 2020

SYDNEY, Feb 18 The Australian and New Zealand dollars were jolted lower on Tuesday as a production warning from Apple highlighted the mounting economic costs of the coronavirus and spooked investors across Asia.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares rally, slow pace of China factory reopenings a worry

11 Feb 2020

SYDNEY, Feb 11 Asian share markets followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday as China's factories struggled to re-open after an extended break, though analysts warned investors might be underestimating how economically damaging the challenge was likely to be.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares bounce, China factories fight to re-start

11 Feb 2020

SYDNEY, Feb 11 Asian share markets followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday even as doubts grew about how quickly China's factories could get back to work given that the coronavirus continues to spread and deaths mount.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares inch up, coronavirus anxiety keeps investors edgy

11 Feb 2020

SYDNEY, Feb 11 Asian share markets looked set for another cautious session on Tuesday as investors tried to judge how quickly China's factories could return to work as the coronavirus continues to spread and deaths mount.

Analysts downgrade Aussie & kiwi near-term, upbeat on long term - Reuters poll

05 Feb 2020

SYDNEY Analysts have downgraded forecasts for the Australian and New Zealand dollars in the short term as natural disasters and the coronavirus drag on domestic growth, but they remain surprisingly upbeat on a one-year horizon.

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