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Shutting down markets to stem panic is often the wrong medicine

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Simply shutting down markets can be a tempting option to halt panic selling, but it's tantamount to breaking the thermometer to cure the fever, analysts say.

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SIMPLY shutting down markets can be a tempting option to halt panic selling, but it's tantamount to breaking the thermometer to cure the fever, analysts say.

Rather than cooling flaring investor tempers, trading curbs can even fuel a rush to the exits as sellers hurry to

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