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Japan, Taiwan markets plunge on coronavirus fears

Feb 27, 2020 13:37 IST

Japanese markets slid on Thursday for the third day in a row amid growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was down 1.79% to 22,025.05 and dipping below 22,000 in the morning. Taiwanese markets also plunged after opening on Thursday, amid rising fears of the new virus spreading across Asia. The main stock index dropped 59.70 points, or 0.51%, to 11373.92.

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