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Coronavirus has sparked an ‘infodemic,’ with stock markets battered by news spreading panic via smartphones and tablets, say analysts

  • People are hard-wired to be cautious and watch the herd. But by the time they react, markets usually have already fallen, says behavioural economist
  • China plays a bigger role in the global economy now – meaning what happens in China is magnified around the world
Topic |   Stocks
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