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EUR/USD has surged to 14-month highs amid escalating coronavirus fears. Tumbling US bond yields, crashing oil prices, and further virus headlines are in focus today, according to Yohay Elam from FXStreet.

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“Bond markets are pricing a sharp reduction of interest rates – 75 basis points – by the Federal Reserve in its scheduled meeting next week. 

“Italy will likely suffer a recession, and other countries in the eurozone will likely follow. Nevertheless, the Fed has more room to cut than the European Central Bank. The Frankfurt-based institution convenes this week and may announce a new stimulus.” 

“Investors are also worried about the spread of the disease in the US, where a lack of test kits for the respiratory illness is raising fears of a widespread outbreak.”

“The spectacular crash in oil prices is also dampening the mood and exacerbating the rush into US debt, and thus pushing euro/dollar higher.”