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Mitsubishi sees virus outbreak to affect global economy, resource prices - CFO

The logo of Mitsubishi Corp is pictured at its head office in Tokyo, Japan August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Files

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp 8058.T is closely watching the development of a spreading coronavirus in China as it will affect the global economy and prices of natural resources, its chief financial officer said on Wednesday.

“In the short term, any impact on our business in China will be limited,” Chief Financial Officer Kazuyuki Masu told an earnings news conference.

“But we need to closely watch the development as the spreading outbreak will affect economic activities and natural resource markets,” he said, adding that changes in commodity prices will have an impact on its earnings over the long term.

Reporting by Yuka Obayashi; Editing by Tom Hogue