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Investing around the known unknown of the coronavirus

A man wearing a mask stands in front of a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, on Jan 30, 2020.
A man wearing a mask stands in front of a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, on Jan 30, 2020. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

The World Health Organisation has declared the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak a global emergency.

As the tragic loss of life and the sickening of thousands unfolds, the big concern for financial markets is that the fallout will dent consumption and economic growth in the world's second-largest economy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 03, 2020, with the headline 'Investing around the known unknown of the coronavirus'. Print Edition | Subscribe