"The global fear factor has become stronger due to the warnings coming out from the US", said Song Seng Wun of CIMB Private Banking in Singapore.
US stock index futures were mixed on Wednesday after the Dow and the S&P 500 indexes suffered their sharpest four-day fall in more than two years on fears of the economic damage from the global spread of the coronavirus.
American Airlines fell 4.3% as airlines continue to feel pain from disrupted travel plans and suspended routes.
More companies including Microsoft and Budweiser maker InBev are warning their results will be hurt.
The Dow was down more than 900 points but had recovered some by 11 a.m. ET. It was down more than 780 points, or 2.9%, in afternoon trading. Trump's assurances on Wednesday that the U.S.is "in great shape" and that his administration is "totally prepared" to contain the virus apparently did little to ease volatility.
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Yarraka Bayles posted a video on Facebook saying when her son came home from school on Tuesday, he was in hysterics. Williams, who also has a form of dwarfism, asked for help getting in touch with Quaden and his mom.
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The near 1,200 point drop for the Dow was its largest ever for a single session.
The virus has now infected more than 82,000 people globally and is worrying governments with its rapid spread beyond the epicenter of China. Saudi Arabia banned foreign pilgrims from entering the kingdom to visit Islam's holiest sites.
The 10-year Treasury, a closely watched barometer for the United States economy, ticked up to 1.377 per cent on Wednesday after hitting a record low of 1.328 per cent on Tuesday.
Goldman Sach's Kostin said the S&P 500 could fall to 2,900 in the near term, which would be a almost 7% drop from Wednesday's close, before rebounding to 3,400 by the end of the year.
"Our reduced forecasts re?ect the severe decline in Chinese economic activity in (the first quarter), lower end-demand for USA exporters, supply chain disruption, a slowdown in U.S. economic activity, and elevated uncertainty", Goldman said.
Investors are pricing in a Federal Reserve easing in April followed by another rate cut in July, swaps data show, while bets for easing from Japan to Australia have also increased after the International Monetary Fund cut global growth forecasts.
Netflix was among the few media-related stocks to manage a gain amid the broader undertow.