As coronavirus spreads, Philippines becomes first country to shut all markets

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A man wearing a protective mask sits outside the Philippine Stock Exchange at the central business district as the government implements an “enhanced community quarantine” in the country?s main island Luzon to contain the coronavirus, in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines, March 17, 2020. ? Photo: Reuters MANILA/SINGAPORE: The Philippine Stock Exchange closed indefinitely on Tuesday while currency and bond trading were suspended, the first shutdown of markets worldwide in response to the coronavirus, with authorities citing risks to the safety of traders.

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