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Yahoo Finance's morning wrap for Friday

It's all happening in Australia and around the world this morning. (Images: Getty, Aldi Australia)

Good morning.

Markets: US markets fell overnight due to fears about the coronavirus. But oddly Australian shares are set to open slightly higher, with the SPI200 futures up 0.35 per cent at 7am AEDT.

The Australian dollar was buying 67.13 US cents at 7am AEDT, down from 67.38 US cents on market close on Thursday.

Have you received an invitation from the prime minister? Unfortunately, it's likely to be a scam trying to steal your personal data. A malicious email sporting Scott Morrison's image and office domain is currently doing the rounds.

Major western brands have shut in China as a safety measure against the novel coronavirus. Ikea, Google, McDonald's and Starbucks are some of the chains that have sought to protect their employees.

Brexit will happen tonight. The European parliament accepted the UK agreement yesterday, meaning the January 31 exit deadline will be met. Unfortunately, Australia is unlikely to see any material benefit from the transition.

A Tasmanian man has earned one million frequent flyer points. Here are his tips.

One Australian stock lost 30 per cent of its value yesterday. Here's why the bloodbath happened.

Fancy a guitar or a trumpet? Aldi is selling them next week, along with a drum kit, flute and clarinet. The budget supermarket really does have everything, it seems.

Have a great weekend!

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