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Commodity returns plunge the most in years on virus sell-off

The outbreak is exacerbating a decline that was already under way; almost no commodity spared the rout

New York

RETURNS from commodities are plunging on fears that the spreading novel coronavirus will crush demand for raw materials, fuel and food across the globe.

The Bloomberg Commodity Total Return Index, a measure that takes into account expiry of futures contracts, as well as...

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