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Asia-Pacific markets mostly decline as coronavirus fears surge again; dollar strengthens – CNBC

Stocks across Asia-Pacific mostly declined on Friday morning, with sentiment dampened on the coronavirus front. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar strengthened as uncer…

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SINGAPORE Stocks across Asia-Pacific were mostly subdued in early trade on Friday, with dampened sentiment on the coronavirus front.
Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar strengthened as uncertainty rose as the greenback is a safe haven currency.
Mainland Chinese stocks were mixed in early trade, with the Shanghai composite up 0.15%, while the Shenzhen component was lower by 0.29%.
Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index jumped 1.11%.
But markets were mostly down in other regional markets. Japan’s Nikke…

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