European shares open at record high; Q4 GDP data in sight

Reuters | Feb 14, 2020 at 8:12 AM

European shares inched up to a record high on Friday ahead of fourth-quarter GDP data from the EU, while concerns over the coronavirus outbreak eased after the World Health Organization downplayed a recent spike in cases.

China stocks end higher, post first weekly gain in four

Reuters | Feb 14, 2020 at 8:02 AM

China stocks closed higher on Friday, marking their first weekly gain in four, on hopes that measures by the government to contain the coronavirus outbreak and limit its economic impact could continue to help equities.

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Financial Post | Feb 14, 2020 at 5:59 AM

China’s coronavirus outbreak showed no sign of peaking with health authorities on Friday reporting more than 5,000 new cases, while passengers on a cruise ship blocked from five countries due to virus fears finally disembarked in Cambodia.