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US: Wall Street opens higher after biggest rout since 1987

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 298.53 points, or 1.48 per cent, at the open to 20,487.05.

[NEW YORK] The main US stock indexes opened higher on Tuesday, a day after their biggest drop since the 1987 crash, as efforts to contain the rapidly spreading coronavirus upended parts of the economy and dampened business sentiment.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 298.53 points, or 1.48 per cent, at the open to 20,487.05.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 39.53 points, or 1.66 per cent, at 2,425.66. The Nasdaq Composite gained 167.41 points, or 2.42 per cent, to 7,072.00 at the opening bell. 

REUTERS