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Take Five: When China sneezes

Wuhan in central China is the size of London. But flights to and from the city are cancelled, highways are shut and soldiers guard the railway station, as China tries to quarantine the centre of a virus outbreak that has killed 81 people and infected thousands, spreading to more than 10 countries including the United States and Japan.

Daily Briefing: Markets more anxious about virus impact

A mix of China’s virus fears and new year holidays dragged world markets lower again on Monday. Although many of Asia’s main markets were closed - including Shanghai, Hong Kong and Australia – Tokyo’s Nikkei fell 2%, Thai and Indonesia benchmarks were down 1% to 3% and U.S. stock futures fell another 1% following their biggest drop since October on Friday. European stocks dropped 1.5% at the open, while MSCI’s all-country world index was down 0.2% and in the red for the third

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