Asian markets mixed after virus-fuelled global bloodbath

HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as bargain-buying after the previous day’s bloodbath tempered fears that the coronavirus will develop into a pandemic and hammer the global economy.News at the weekend that COVID-19 was now spreading and claiming lives far beyond China sparked a flood to safety on trading floors across the world, with the Dow on Wall Street suffering its worst day in two years.With the death toll at around 2,700 and 80,000 infected, the World Health Organization said the outbreak had “peaked” in China but warned that all countries should prepare for a “potential pand…

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