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Asian shares tumble as surging dollar negates stimulus measures

South Korean shares fall sharply as more coronavirus infections emerge

A dealing room of a bank in Seoul. Shares across much of Asia suffered in morning trade on March 19 as the coronavirus pandemic continued to spook investors.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Asian shares fell across the board on Thursday as investor concerns over the deepening coronavirus pandemic and a strengthening dollar outweighed a slew of new stimulus measures.

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