Monday Outlook: Dollar firms over new U.S. coronavirus aid package; oil prices drop

US has recorded its highest ever number of new COVID-19 cases for two consecutive days

  
A man stands in front of an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, October 25, 2018.

A man stands in front of an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, October 25, 2018.

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Asia shares turn muted as S&P 500 futures slip
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan went flat, still short of its recent 31-month peak

Oil falls more than 1% as surging COVID-19 cases stoke demand fears
Brent crude was down by 53 cents, or 1.3%, at $41.24 by 0052 GMT

Dollar firm as virus' spread and stimulus stalemate spur caution
Against a basket of currencies, the greenback traded between steady and slightly firmer early in the Asia session

Gold inches lower as dollar gains ground
U.S. gold futures were down 0.2% at $1,900


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