February 10, 2020 / 3:29 PM / 15 days ago

Coronavirus to hit Canadian economy, affect oil prices, tourism - finance minister

OTTAWA, Feb 10 (Reuters) - The spreading coronavirus outbreak will hit the Canadian economy, in particular affecting oil prices and the tourism sector, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Monday.

Morneau told a business audience that prices for crude - one of Canada’s major exports - had dipped by 15% since the outbreak started in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Reporting by David Ljunggren Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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