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Continuing worries over the potential economic impact of the coronavirus are already driving government policy decisions. European markets climbed to record levels after China cut tariffs, with Beijing moving to reduce levies as part of a new trade deal. No one can be sure about the extent to which the spread of the virus will drag on the global economy, but the fatality list is now into the hundreds, and with no clinical breakthrough in sight, there is bound to be a significant material impact beyond the tragic human cost.

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