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Coronavirus sends ripples through markets, governments, companies and the public

Apologies for the repetition, but the new coronavirus is causing such a serious global reaction today it would be silly to focus on other things, so here are four key stories about what looks to be developing into a full blown international crisis.

The FTSE 100 has lost nearly £200 billion in the collective value of its companies taking it to its worst weekly performance since December 2008 when the global financial crisis was in full swing, and its lowest total market capitalisation since 2016.

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