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Black Monday 2020: How it happened around the globe

Coronavirus fears trigger volatility from Tokyo to New York

Stock trading was suspended minutes into the Monday session in New York after a 7% drop in the S&P 500.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Financial and commodities markets plunged worldwide upon opening Monday, as investors dumped holdings en masse amid growing fears over the economic impact of the new coronavirus.

From a sharp appreciation in the yen to an equity nosedive that halted trading in New York, here is how the day unfolded in the world's key markets.

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