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Australia: Shares fall further as pandemic fears mount; New Zealand down

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Australian shares fell more than 2 per cent on Wednesday, extending losses into a fourth session, after US health officials warned of a domestic coronavirus outbreak amid its rapid spread to more countries beyond China.

[BENGALURU] Australian shares fell more than 2 per cent on Wednesday, extending losses into a fourth session, after US health officials warned of a domestic coronavirus outbreak amid its rapid spread to more countries beyond China.

The S&P/ASX 200 index declined 2.2 per cent, or 148.9...

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