Stock markets subdued tracking virus, data

London (AFP) – European stock markets were subdued Friday as official data showing Europe’s largest economy Germany had zero growth in the last quarter of 2019.Asian indices earlier closed mixed as traders struggled to work out if the coronavirus outbreak in China was worse than being reported by authorities.Meanwhile, Wall Street opened with modest gains.A dramatic rise in the number of deaths and new cases of the virus on Thursday fuelled global suspicions that Beijing was concealing the true scale of the illness.Wall Street finished Thursday in the red — a reversal from the previous day wh…

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