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Tuesday February 4th, 2020

The coronavirus continues to be the main focus for markets and a is primary concern for China’s growth in 2020. The number of confirmed virus cases jumped 18% yesterday to almost 20,500, across 25+ countries, with over 425 deaths in China and a 2nd death outside of China. Despite the growing n...
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Monday February 3rd, 2020

The coronavirus continues to dominate the headlines with 17,000+ confirmed cases and 361 reported deaths from the virus. The run to safe-haven currencies has stalled with both Yen & Chf retreating from multi-week highs. Chinese tourism related currencies Aud & Nzd both fell vs US$ approximat...
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Friday January 31st, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases have now surpassed that of the Sars epidemic in 2003. Coronavirus cases have risen to 9,962, spreading to 20 countries with 213 deaths in China. The WHO declared a global health emergency, with foreign citizens being evacuated from China. Positive US Q4 GDP yesterday ...
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Thursday January 30th, 2020

The coronavirus remains the primary concern for investors with nearly 8,000 people infected and 170 people dead from the virus. The WHO is to decide if the spread moves from a “China” emergency to a “Global” emergency as the virus has spread to 15+ countries. Investor fears a...
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Wednesday January 29th, 2020

The coronavirus continues to dominate the markets focus as the number of confirmed cases rises to near 6,000 and 130+ have died of the virus. The virus has spread to 15 countries prompting airlines to reduce flights to China and BA cancelling all flights. Currency markets have started to somewhat st...
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Tuesday January 28th, 2020

The World Health Organization called the coronavirus outbreak “an emergency in China” as the death toll in China rises to 106. Japan’s economy minister in a news conference said “there are concerns over the impact to the global economy from the spread of infection in China&#8...
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Monday January 27th, 2020

Chinese CNY and commodity currencies remain under selling pressure as the coronavirus cases spreads to ten countries. Fears of the spread of the China virus grows as infected cases rise to over 2,800 people, with more than 80 reported deaths. Safe have JPY has rallied over 1% since the outbreak and ...
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Friday January 24th, 2020

Investor concerns for the coronavirus eased after China’s repaid response and WHO refraining from declaring a global emergency. Chinese CNY remains and AUD in particular remain under pressure, as the China virus continues to dominate headlines. With number of cases of coronavirus growing expec...
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Thursday January 23rd, 2020

The Chinese coronavirus remains a primary focus for investors, with 600 people now infected and the city of Wuhan being locked down. Concerns that the virus could impact Chinese domestic growth has seen the CNY fall 1% since Monday. Investors continue to switch into Yen and other safe-haven currenci...
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Wednesday January 22nd, 2020

Increased concerns over the outbreak of the new Coronavirus in China caused a shift-back towards safe-haven/risk adverse currencies. Yen and US$ both firmed against the major currencies as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 440. Intraday markets will focus on any fresh comments from D...
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