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WALL STREET INSIGHT

Attention will be on central banks' actions amid outbreak jitters

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US stocks plunged last week, and the S&P 500 saw one of its quickest 10 per cent retreats into correction territory.

THE physical contagion of the novel coronavirus has reached the stock market as the psychological contagion of fear. It's not clear, however, when a cure for either will surface.

Should a US outbreak prove widespread or should the World Health Organization (WHO) designate Covid-19 a...