Thursday Outlook: Asian markets slip following slide on Wall Street

Oil falls, gold firms on fears of second pandemic wave

  
A South Korean employee of a securities firm reacts in front of a graph showing stock price in Seoul March 11, 2003. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A South Korean employee of a securities firm reacts in front of a graph showing stock price in Seoul March 11, 2003. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Stocks sell-off as coronavirus surge knocks recovery hopes
Virus surges in U.S., new restrictions considered

Dollar buoyed on safety bids as U.S. coronavirus numbers dim quick recovery hopes
The dollar's index against a basket of currencies strengthened to 97.21

Gold firms as fears of second pandemic wave boost safe-haven bids
Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,764.20 per ounce as of 0059 GMT

Oil prices fall further on virus fears, U.S. crude stock build
Wednesday's selloff came after U.S. government data showed crude stockpiles rose by 1.4 million barrels


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