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28 Feb 2020

Coronavirus fears lead to worst week for shares since financial crisis

More than £200 billion has been wiped off the value of Britain’s leading companies over the last week – as shares tumbled in their biggest weekly fall since the midst of the financial crisis.

The continued spread of the coronavirus outbreak has led to panic selling, not just here but around the world – with industries from airlines to food and drinks firms suffering a substantial hit.