ASX set to tumble amid global virus selloff; ANZ profit down 42%



  • ASX futures are down 103 points, or 1.7%, at 5942.0 and point to an early dive for the local bourse 
  • Global markets were smashed overnight amid surging coronavirus cases in the US and Europe. Oil and gold prices are also lower  
  • The Aussie dollar copped a whack amid the selloff and fell as much as 1.5% from US71.53¢ to US70.43¢ 
  • ANZ has reported a 40% fall in full-year profit to $3.58b and will pay a massively scaled-back dividend of 35 cents per share

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Buckle up guys, we have a feeling it’s going to be a rocky one today. Futures are pointing to huge early losses as global markets wilt in the face of the rampant coronavirus spread.

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