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STOCKS: Seemingly ever-spreading regional worry re: coronavirus weighed on the
majority of the region's benchmark equity indices during Asia-Pac hours, after
Wall St. provided a negative lead (albeit after U.S. equity markets finished
Thursday off their lows).
- Focus on the potential for further stimulus measures seemingly supported
Chinese equities, which have operated on relatively robust volume in the second
half of this week.
- Nikkei 225 -0.1%, Hang Seng -0.7%, CSI 300 +0.5%, ASX 200 -0.2%.
- U.S. equity index futures ticked lower, but failed to threaten Thursday's lows
in overnight trade.
- S&P 500 futures -11, DJIA futures -80, NASDAQ 100 futures -39.
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