A couple wearing face masks amid concerns over the COVID-19 novel coronavirus walks through a market in Seoul on April 22, 2020. Photo: Agence France-Presse A couple wearing face masks amid concerns over the COVID-19 novel coronavirus walks through a market in Seoul on April 22, 2020. Photo: Agence France-Presse
A couple wearing face masks amid concerns over the COVID-19 novel coronavirus walks through a market in Seoul on April 22, 2020. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Asia stocks mostly gain as oil prices rise along with hope in world’s battle to defeat the coronavirus

  • US could reopen its economy by end of August, says a top official
  • South Korea suffered worst first quarter GDP contraction since great recession

Topic |   China stock market
A couple wearing face masks amid concerns over the COVID-19 novel coronavirus walks through a market in Seoul on April 22, 2020. Photo: Agence France-Presse A couple wearing face masks amid concerns over the COVID-19 novel coronavirus walks through a market in Seoul on April 22, 2020. Photo: Agence France-Presse
A couple wearing face masks amid concerns over the COVID-19 novel coronavirus walks through a market in Seoul on April 22, 2020. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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