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Corona is still pulling down Asia Stock markets

Global IndexesFeb 25, 2020
Corona is still pulling down Asia Stock markets
Sri Lanka ASPI fell 1.14% while, YTD index fell by 6.18%. It is not only Sri Lanka stock exchange that is rattling badly. Across the globe, the corona impact is pulling down the stock market indexes. Asia suffering in large. Even the coronavirus outbreak hardly hit mainland China, the emergence of hundreds of cases in two major economies outside of China, South Korea & Italy have created fresh fears over a speedy recovery from the epidemic. The outbreak in South Korea has also exacerbated concerns, given the country’s importance in the global technology and semiconductor supply chains.

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