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Asia Q2 business sentiment at record low on virus impact: poll

More than half of the 93 firms surveyed expect staffing levels and business volumes to decline

After weeks with almost no new novel coronavirus infections, China recorded dozens of new cases in recent days, roiling fragile equity markets.


BUSINESS sentiment of Asian companies sank to an 11-year low in the second quarter, a survey has found, with some two-thirds of the firms polled flagging a worsening Covid-19 pandemic as the biggest risk over the next six months.

While the pandemic's initial impact was...

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