Gloomy Asian mood likely to persist

Gloomy Asian mood likely to persist
Rebecca Howard
The mood in Asia is likely to remain gloomy as the progress of the coronavirus dominates and after weak earnings from Facebook weighed on Wall Street overnight.Russia has closed its China land border to contain the spread as the number of infections surpasses the total in the 2002-2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome or SARS epidemic. More than 8,000 people now have the virus and the US reported its first case of person-to-person transmission of the 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease.The patient, now the sixth confirmed in the US, is the hus...

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