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Japan shares claw back earlier virus-related losses but worries persist


Wednesday, 22 January 2020 09:38 WIB

Saham Jepang


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Japanese shares made modest gains on Wednesday, as earlier investor panic about the coronavirus in China abated, although hygeine-related firms remained in demand and pressure on the tourism sector persisted.

The Nikkei share average rose 0.2% to 23,904.51 in mid-morning trade, partially clawing back losses from the previous session, while the broader Topix added 0.1% to 1,737.47.

The virus, which causes a type of pneumonia, has spread to more Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai as the number of patients in China more than tripled. More cases were are reported outside China, including the United States.

Source: Reuters


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