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Virus spread continues to weigh on sentiment

STI ends the session at 3,163.15, down 18.33 points; Shanghai Composite Index bucks the trend as authorities lift some work, travel restrictions

ASIAN equity markets continued their slide to start the week, with investors keeping a close eye on developments of the fast-spreading novel coronavirus. New cases within China have slowed in the past week but Stephen Innes, AxiCorp's chief market strategist, noted that markets remain "extremely...